Haibun: Bathing in Light

 

Portrait of a mature black whippet lit by the sun on the beach

 

We’re on our way again. On our way to new discoveries, new dreams. The sun warms the sea after a cold night. Mist rises, a haze of blue. A haze of peace over a calm sea. That’s how we’d love the world to be.

floating gulls
together we find ourselves
bathing in light

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a purple harness sniffing a white feather on tidal sands

 

seagulls bobbing on a calm sea with blue hazy mountains in the background

We wish you all a very peaceful Monday and a wonderful new week.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100 and f/3.2 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

 

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Ruba’i: One More Glance

 

close up shot of black whippet in a blue winter jacket looking over the snow-covered bent grass

 

Glancing at all this beauty, before it melts away
the snow has been amazing, we so wish it could stay
we love it now with all our heart, while we run and play
to touch the stars that sparkle here, brightening our day.

© Xenia Tran

 

close up shot of blue whippet in a purple and black winter jacket looking out over the snow-covered bent grass

 

close up shot of snow flakes on bent grass

Although the snow didn’t stay here long, we are very grateful for the few days we could enjoy it.

Frank at dVerse Poets invites us to create a Ruba’i (a classical Persian quatrain or double couplet with 13-syllable lines and a rhyme scheme of aaaa or aaba) or a Rubaiyat (a collection of more than one quatrain).

Last Friday I posted Fishertown Rubaiyat, an 8-syllable interlocking Rubaiyat, and today I wanted to experiment with the traditional Persian form. If you are interested in playing along, the prompt stays open until the end of the month.

 

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100, f/3.2 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

 

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Haibun: Winter Comfort

 

a black whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket looking over his left shoulder on a winter forest trail

 

The air is crisp and cools down as the sun slides around the mountains. The faint smell of wood smoke mingles with pine and brown leaves. It’s time to head out of the forest, before the light goes.

after the walk
grandma’s bean soup
the first star

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a winter jacket walking towards the camera and a black whippet in a winter jacket sniffing the grass on a forest trail

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2 – 1/80 s – ISO 200 and f/3.2 – 1/80 s – ISO 200.

 

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Haiku: Golden Hour

 

a blue whippet in a winter jacket walking towards the camera across tidal sands and shingle

 

shingle
left here by the surf
one cosmos

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a grey and maroon winter jacket walking across tidal sands and shingle

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

 

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Tanka: Moonlight Lingers

 

waterfall flowing over rocks, a face appears in the tumbling flow

 

winter moon
reflected in waterfalls
her spirit
familiar and soothing
beyond her sweep of sky

© Xenia Tran

 

action shot of a blue whippet in a winter jacket running over a brow towards the camera, followed by a black whippet

 

action shot of a blue whippet in a winter jacket running up a hill towards the camera, followed by a black whippet

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5, 1/30 s, ISO 200 and f/3.5, 1/100 s, ISO 200.

 

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a winter woodland trail beside a stream and a wooden bridge

 

two whippets in winter jackets running towards the camera along a forest trail beside a stream

 

two whippets in winter jackets running towards the camera along a forest trail beside a stream

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5, 1/30 s, ISO 200 and f/3.5, 1/40 s, ISO 200.

 

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Haiku: Winter Mist

 

two whippets in winter jackets walking towards each other on a slope in a winter forest

 

sharing a secret
between pine trees
winter mist

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter jackets passing each other on an incline in a winter pine forest

 

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 100.

 

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