Haiku: Colours of Kindness

a black whippet in a winter jacket on a forest trail
two whippets in winter jackets on a forest trail in autumn

fallen leaves
the kindness in
every colour

Β© Xenia Tran

Loch Dunmore in autumn with glorious colours

It was lovely to see the autumn colours at Loch Dunmore and we came home to some exciting news.

A Wish (the poem from which the second line became the title for our book Between Heather and Grass) and two haiku that were first published in EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2020: The Year of the Nurse, have been included in a heart-warming new book edited by Robert Epstein:

front cover of The Helping Hand Haiku Anthology

From the back cover:

Helping or serving is not only vital for survival, it is essential to living fully. As human beings, we all depend on one another in a myriad of ways. Across the spectrum, the coronavirus pandemic has magnified the urgency of mutual care and kindness like nothing else. Through acts of love, generosity, giving, sharing and caring, we make life a little easier, a little more bearable, for one another. We elevate ourselves in doing so and thereby embody the better angels of our nature. Join with the poets and artists from the world as they share the many fruits of giving and receiving help, care and compassion on behalf of fellow humans and nonhumans alike.

A very big thank you to Robert Epstein for including my poems and putting this beautiful anthology together.

Born from and for these extraordinary times, the Helping Hand Haiku Anthology is filled with kindness-centred poems and treats for the soul.

Wishing you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5 – 1/80 s – ISO 400, f/3.5 – 1/60 s – ISO 250 and f/3.5 – 1/100 s – ISO 100.

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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.

42 thoughts on “Haiku: Colours of Kindness”

  1. Wonderful images, Xenia, I especially love the reflections on the water πŸ’š Congratulations on having poems included in the anthology πŸ€— Much love from our house to yours πŸ’•πŸ•πŸ’•xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Vicky, the colours and reflections are so beautiful this year 🧑 Hope all’s well with you too and much love to you and Tippy from all of us here πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ• xxx

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  2. Xenia, my apologies for the delay in acknowledging your post. I have no idea how I missed this one.
    Very many congratulations, you must be feeling very proud.

    Your photographs are beautiful, such gorgeous colours and I love the reflection in the water.
    As always, I thank you for taking part in the challenge. πŸ™‚

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