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.

 

dVerse Poets Poetry Forms: The Rubaiyat

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Depth of Field

 

Wordless Wednesday: Winter Explorers

 

two whippets in winter jackets looking into each other's eyes in snow-covered dunes

 

a blue whippet in a winter jacket following a black whippet in a winter jacket up the snow covered dunes

 

a blue whippet in a winter jacket and a black whippet in a winter jacket standing on top of snow covered dunes

 

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2 – 1/2000 s – ISO 160.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Mettlesome

 

Haiku: Snow Dunes

 

a blue whippet in a purple and black winterjacket in snow-covered dunes

 

the earth’s hum
a promise of new growth
beneath the snow

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a purple and black winter jacket in snow-covered dunes

 

a blue whippet in a purple and black winter jacket and a black whippet in a blue and black winter jacket walking through snow-covered dunes

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/3.5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Growth

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Hum

 

Haiku: Fresh Snow

 

a blue whippet peeping over the snow-covered dunes

 

fresh snow
bent grass bows towards
the white blue sea

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a winter jacket among snow covered bent grass

Wishing you all a very happy 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 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100 and f/3.2 – 1/2000 s – ISO 160.

 

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #71: Still Cold

 

Wordless Wednesday: Welcome the Snow

 

black whippet in winter jacket running in the snow with a ball

 

black whippet in winter jacket running in the snow with a ball

 

black whippet in winter jacket running in the snow with a ball

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Setting: f/4, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Out of this World

Wordless Wednesday