Haiku: Songs in the Grass

Cairngorms National Park

close up shot of a black whippet looking over his left shoulder
a black whippet sniffing the grass beside a forest trail

stillness of trees
the wind picks up where she left
a blackbird singing

Β© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet looking up at the tree with a black whippet sniffing the forest trail

Wishing you all a beautiful Thursday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/80 s – ISO 200, f/2.8 – 1/60 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/80 s – ISO 100.

We are delighted that this haiku is featured in Haiku Dialogue: Poet’s Choice 5-7-5, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 14 August 2019. A very big thank you to Craig Kittner for featuring my poem and putting this beautiful edition together.

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

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Grass

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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 “Haiku: Songs in the Grass”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, Pearl had spied a cuckoo πŸ˜πŸ’œ Hope you’re having a good day and much love to you and Finn from all of us here πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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  1. Wind Coating
    Song Bird
    Springs Again
    Smiles Xenia Here’s
    A Toast to A Happy Dance Weekend
    For You And Yours And Happy Dogs True…
    SLoWeD A Bit
    by A ‘Stomach
    Flu” Several Years
    Since Rest of Dance
    CoMeS AnD BeginS AGAiNoW..:)

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  2. Lovely one Xenia. As a child in the near north of Saskatchewan, Canada, I fell in love with the blackbird singing. I also fell in love with the Red Wing Blackbird. Still one of my great favourites. thanks for the memories.

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