Haiku: Patterns in the Sand


a blue whippet leaping sideways on the tidal sands


etched in sand
paw prints, laughter, the zest
of dogs at play

© Xenia Tran


a black whippet leaping sideways on the tidal sands


a blue whippet running along the shore on the tidal sands

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, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.


This is my 29th contribution of Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2018 with the theme ‘Finding the Way’, where we were invited to contribute one haiku, tanka or haibun per day for thirty days. I contributed fifteen poems at Tranature and fifteen poems here at Whippet Wisdom. To see all thirty contributions together you can click here.

To see the contributions from everyone who took part please see the Carpe Diem link below.


Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge: Patterns

Rag Tag Daily Prompt #74: Zest


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.

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