Haiku: Silent Stones


a blue whippet with a pink ball and a black whippet with a green ball in winter jackets running between weathered pillboxes on a frosty beach


a pillbox spills
her swallowed stones
in silence

© Xenia Tran


a blue whippet in a winter jacket sniffing seaweed beside weathered pillboxes on a frosty beach

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Kristjaan (Chevrefeuille) at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai has created a beautiful e-book ‘All My Years – Tribute to Jane Reichhold’, which includes the tanka ‘A Dream Rests’, the haibun ‘Divine Timing’ and the haiku ‘Candles On Water’, ‘Stars Carry Wishes’, ‘One Deserted Beach’, ‘Poems In Your Eyes’, ‘A Loving Gift’, ‘Generous Moon’ and ‘Seaweed Whispers’ from our blog.

Jane Reichhold’s work has been a great inspiration to many haiku and tanka poets, including myself. It is an honour to have some of my work written in tribute to her included in this special collection.

‘All My Years – Tribute to Jane Reichhold’ is available as a free download from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.


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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.

63 thoughts on “Haiku: Silent Stones”

  1. We have these along the North Norfolk coast too, Xenia, but I’m afraid that some people do not show them the respect they deserve. I love that your pillbox, rather than litter and graffiti, is graced with silent stones.
    Have a great weekend, Xenia, 🙂 xxx

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  2. This is beautiful!❤️ I believe that it reminds us not to bury our past conflicts, but to view them as lessons and choose to learn from them.❤️

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