Haibun: Freedom Of The Dawn

two whippets in winter coats playing with balls and leaping across the beach by the dunes

Dawn opens her door and pours her warm on weathered sands. We are free to bounce and pounce, catch balls that spin and fly towards the sky with all the colours of a new day.

frost melts
our buddha in the garden
smiles again

© Xenia Tran

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We wish you all 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/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 250.

This poem features in Sharing Our Horizon. If you haven’t read the book yet, feel free to take a peek inside:

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Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #16 – Freedom

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

dVerse Poets Quadrille #48 – Bounce

We are deeply honoured and delighted that the above haiku has subsequently been featured as part of the World Haiku Series 2019 organised by the Akita International Haiku Network, together with a Japanese translation by Hidenori Hiruta.

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.

60 thoughts on “Haibun: Freedom Of The Dawn”

    1. Thank you Annabelle! We had a few mild nights and the sand had softened above the tidal line which was great for zoomies 😉💨 The wind chill still gives a cold feeling but the beach has been defrosted! ☺💖🐕 xxx

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  1. The bounce is such a bright pink, you can’t possible lose that ball, Xenia! Eivor and Pearl look smart in their matching outfits, and they are having so much fun! I love that opening sentence and the smiling buddha in the garden.
    Have a great week, Xenia! 🙂 xxx

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