Haiku: Arctic Wind


black whippet in wintercoat on the beach with snow covered mountains across the water


arctic wind
mountains catch the voice
of fishermen

© Xenia Tran


blue whippet in wintercoat running on the beach with a pink ball

We wish everyone a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: f/3.5, 1/500 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 100.


Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #15 – Winter Storm or Arctic Cold

Carpe Diem #1342 – The Story Of The Fisherman

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend


Author: whippetwisdom

The stories, poems and photographs on this blog are the original creative work of Xenia Tran. Inspired by life in the Scottish Highlands and in awe of nature she gives voice to the wisdom of her adopted and fostered whippets.

35 thoughts on “Haiku: Arctic Wind”

    1. Thank you Annabelle, we are quite lucky compared to what they have just had in North America, it only got to -6C in the windchill here. Hope you are all keeping warm and much love to you, Millie and Pearl :o) xxx


    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Kim 💜 It is beautiful and invigorating in the fresh air and I have to keep my camera under my coat between shots to stop it from freezing! Enjoy your week and much love to you all 🤗💖 xxx


    1. Thank you for being curious Sherif! My haiku tend to come as a single thought, a snapshot of a moment when I am out walking and sometimes when I am reliving the walk sorting through the photographs. They are received in a state of ’empty mind’ and may have layers of meaning when read by different eyes. This particular haiku was sparked when the wind carried a fragment of the voice of another dog walker who was calling his dog back from the dunes. His words had been distorted by the wind, it was just a bit of ‘voice’ that blew past and upward. I was looking at the mountains across the water at the time when the haiku came. I can see that it may be symbolic for the voice that can be caught when the words are lost in the wind. You may see a different meaning in this haiku and that is what I love about the form 🤗💨

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      1. Ah thats very interesting! I’m guessing the other dog walker was a fisherman then? Pretty awesome depiction of your moment then. All my poetry always has all sorts of hidden meaning, so I’m always trying to dig deep into others, and when I can’t find something am always curious! Thanks for the explanation!! 🙂

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