Haiku: One Breath

close up of a black whippet on a forest trail in autumn
a wooden bridge over a stream in the forest

autumn leaf
this life and the next
one breath

Β© Xenia Tran

We are deeply honoured and delighted that the above haiku has been included in the World Haiku Series 2021, with a beautiful Japanese translation by Mr Hidenori Hiruta.

two whippets approaching a wooden bridge over a stream in a forest
a golden fern lit up by the low sun in the forest

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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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.

51 thoughts on “Haiku: One Breath”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, it’s a beautiful trail along a cascading river with a few rocky stretches πŸ’šπŸ’¦ Wishing you a blessed rest of the week too and 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 LuAnne 🧑 We’ve been blessed with a mild early Autumn and spent the whole of last week walking in the hills and glens πŸΎπŸ’›πŸΎ xxx


  1. Such a beautiful trail Xenia and Haiku! So lush and peaceful. Thank you for all the wildlife you see also from your last post. That is so fun to be out in nature! ❀️πŸ₯°πŸΎβ€οΈ

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Diana and for walking along with us here πŸΎπŸ’›πŸΎ We had a wonderful time and Eivor and Pearl are very good around the wildlife we see. Wishing you happy trails too and please give sweet Chloe and Murphy a big pat from us all πŸ€—πŸ§‘πŸ΄ xxx

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  2. Thank you Xenia, I’ll give them a big pat and so good Eivor and Pearl are so well behaved with all the wildlife they see! Give them a hug from me!! ❀️🐾❀️

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  3. Every
    Dear Xenia New

    EYes God Sees Be

    Indeed Fall Leaves
    Hold Winter’s Dream

    New Birthing From Autumn
    Soils Brown Hope Leaves
    Entire Trees Enclosed
    in Dead Leaves
    Comes True


    Soon New
    Sapling Green
    Trees in Spring

    CoLoRinG FLoWeRS For All…
    All Painting Dog EYes Smelling..:)

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  4. Excellent poetry, Xenia. Each autumn leaf lives its life and then falls back down to the Earth, and the cycle of life repeats. Love your perspective of the end of the bridge and the path ahead to the next step in the second photo. Take care 😊🐾❀

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