Haibun: Beat of the Drum

a blue and white whippet chasing a ball along the beach
two whippets in winter jackets running on the beach

The dogs are wearing thermals under their coats and the wind-chill makes our eyes water. The sea rolls on now the storms have passed and the salt air smells invigorating. Eivor and Pearl run and chase balls. A quiet drum beats inside us, returning us to peace.

lighting a fire –
the sun paints rainbows
in the waves

Β© Xenia Tran

white horses running towards the shore with a rainbow in the spray

We hope you all stayed safe while Storm Malik and Storm Corrie passed our shores and wish you a peaceful week ahead,

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.

47 thoughts on “Haibun: Beat of the Drum”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, we are all safe here and hope you are too πŸ’œπŸ™ Wishing you a peaceful evening and much love from our house to yours πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ• xxx

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  1. That’s so wonderful they make warm blankets and even thermals for your sweet Eivor and Pearl! I’m so happy you weathered the storm safely. It brings big smiles to see those two running on the beach! I hope this week brings peaceful days and sending warm hugs to all! ❀️🐾πŸ₯°πŸ΄πŸ’™

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Diana, we’re very grateful for the thermals as they keep their muscles nice and warm in these conditions 🧑 I hope this week brings you peaceful days too and much love to you, Chloe and Murphy from all of us here πŸ€—πŸ§‘πŸ΄ xxx

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  2. Such calming, introspective verse and photos as always, Xenia. I’m especially fond of the photo of the solitary sea bird and the wave…this one is calling to me in such a strong voice. So beautiful! Enjoy your week, and give Eivor and Pearl a pet for me, will you? πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Mike and Eivor and Pearl say thank you for the pats too! It was beautiful to see the birds soar above the waves and I always admire them for weathering these storms the way they do. We hope the weather is kind where you are and wish you a blessed new week too πŸΎπŸ’›πŸΎ

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Steph, it’s beautiful out there when we’re wrapped up warm and we can see why it would be less fun for cats! Please give sweet Ziggy a gentle pat from us all πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸˆ


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