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

the 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

We’re 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 putting this edition together.

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.

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Grass

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 two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl.

36 thoughts on “Haiku: Songs in the Grass”

  1. 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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