Ruba’i: One More Glance

close up shot of black whippet in a blue winter jacket looking over the snow-covered bent grass

Glancing at all this beauty, before it melts away
the snow has been amazing, we so wish it could stay
we love it now with all our heart, while we run and play
to touch the stars that sparkle here, brightening our day.

© Xenia Tran

close up shot of blue whippet in a purple and black winter jacket looking out over the snow-covered bent grass
close up shot of snow flakes on bent grass

Although the snow didn’t stay here long, we are very grateful for the few days we could enjoy it.

Frank at dVerse Poets invites us to create a Ruba’i (a classical Persian quatrain or double couplet with 13-syllable lines and a rhyme scheme of aaaa or aaba) or a Rubaiyat (a collection of more than one quatrain).

Last Friday I posted Fishertown Rubaiyat, an 8-syllable interlocking Rubaiyat, and today I wanted to experiment with the traditional Persian form. If you are interested in playing along, the prompt stays open until the end of the month.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100, f/3.2 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

dVerse Poets Poetry Forms: The Rubaiyat

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Depth of Field

This poem features in Between Heather and Grass. If you haven’t read the book yet, feel free to take a peek inside:

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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 “Ruba’i: One More Glance”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy 💜 There’s a teeny chance we may get some more on Sunday 🍀⛄ Hope you are having a great day and much love to you and Finn from all of us here 🤗🐾💖🐾 xxx

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    1. Thank you dear Tracy, Eivor and Pearl were mesmerised by the blanket of snow on the dunes. They’re familiar with the deeper snow inland but this is the first time they’d seen so much snow here on the coast. We usually only get the odd light flurry 🙂💖⛄ xxx


  1. Every Connection A Snow
    Flake So Hard to Lose
    Unique Love Flakes
    In Our
    Carry on to Love
    Even More Honoring
    All Snow Flakes Fallen ‘Fore…
    Hi Xenia.. Flakes Make Life Real…
    Creating Love..
    By the Way that
    Wasn’t A Haibun
    But a Fredbun
    ALWays Connecting FRiEnD..:)

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