Haibun: When Grass Turns Gold


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The northern wind breathes ice across the water and leaves wind-tears in our eyes. We find shelter in the dunes where the sun feels warmest. The tidal wash between the stones looks very clean, as if someone has already been here.

when crows leave
ruffled bent grass
turns to gold

Β© Xenia Tran



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With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Setting: f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 100.


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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.

26 thoughts on “Haibun: When Grass Turns Gold”

      1. Hi Xenia. The grass on the eastern part of SA normally turns gold in winter too because that is the dry season normally, but last winter we had lots of rain and the grass remained green. Now it is summer and not raining like it normally does! The climate is defintely changing here. Hugs to Pearl and Eivor and one for yourself of course!

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