Haibun: Glistening Sea



two whippets walking across shingle by the beach at low tide


We tiptoe across shingle to sands down below, the pools and a haze of blue mountains. The wondering and what-ifs are over now. The river flows out to a glistening sea, gathering stones full of meaning.

rest easy
home again among angels
in peace

ยฉ Xenia Tran


shingle, beach, tidal sands and a blue sky with a few clouds above the water

This post is dedicated to the memory of Liam Colgan.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/2000 s, ISO 100 and f/8, 1/500 s, ISO 100.


An earlier post about Liam can be found here.


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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.

47 thoughts on “Haibun: Glistening Sea”

  1. This is a beautiful ode to your lost friend. Iโ€™m reminded of the stones some place on headstones as they visit their loved ones. Here, the beautiful river flowing out to the sea…could be read as the tears shed now flow out to the sea .. to natureโ€™s beauty and balm.. our your friendโ€™s spirit released.
    Truly a lovely post.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Lillian. The river is symbolic for the tears flowing – it has been a difficult time for families in the community with people lost in avalanches too xxx.


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