Haibun: Parallels

Glen Affric

upturned tree roots in forest look like a figure in brown velvet walking, trompe l'oeil

The upturned roots look like a figure walking, cloaked in brown velvet from another time. A snail’s slick silver lines awaken our curiosity. We follow a ribbon of moonlight between lichen and moss.

an eagle calls
whose star greets the sky
in these moments

Β© Xenia Tran

two whippets in black winter jackets sniffing the moss underneath a Douglas fir tree on a forest trail

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/125 s – ISO 250 and f/3.2 – 1/60 s – ISO 160.

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

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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.

39 thoughts on “Haibun: Parallels”

    1. Thank you dear Fred, we only had a light flurry of snow that didn’t stay and some heavy hail showers. Woolly hats and warm coats make for happy walking! πŸ˜πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ

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