Between Heather and Grass: #Poems and #Photographs Filled with Love, Hope and Whippets by Xenia Tran @WhippetHaiku

Author: Xenia Tran

Published: November 2019 by Holistic Linguistics

Category: Creative Non Fiction, Poetry, Photography, Verse, Book Review

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Welcome to Between Heather and Grass – Poems Filled with Love, Hope and Whippets, our beautiful, soulful sequel to Sharing Our Horizon and our second book for whippet lovers, dog lovers and lovers of nature. The book features poetry, breathtaking photographs of the Scottish Highlands, and our two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl. The majority of the poems are haiku, haibun and tanka, written in rhythm with the seasons. The poems and photographs illuminate each other and are both calming and inspiring, inviting you to dip into this collection many times over.

Between Heather and Grass is Xenia Tran’s second book of verse, complete with photographs of the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands and not forgetting her two gorgeous rescue whippets.

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Sharing Our Horizon by Xenia Tran (@WhippetHaiku) ~ A Journey Through the Scottish Highlands with Two Adopted Whippets #Photography #Poetry

I enjoy the poetry, prose and photographs to be found on Xenia’s blog, Whippet Wisdom, very much. Xenia has put together a wonderful selection of her work in her debut release, Sharing Our Horizon.

If you’re a dog and/or nature lover this could be a book for you or a lovely gift for someone you know, and at the same time you’d be helping rescue centres care for and rehome abandoned and abused animals, with 60% of the proceeds going to animal charities.

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On The Edge of a Raindrop by @SarahBrentyn ~ A collection of #FlashFiction & #MicroFiction

Author: Sarah Brentyn

Kindle Edition

Category: Flash Fiction, Micro Fiction, Haiku

When You’re on the Edge, It’s Easy to Fall

These are stories of lives on the edge.

A girl tortured by the world within her. A boy powerless to escape his home. A mother doomed to live with her greatest mistake. A man lost in a maze of grief.

Each raindrop provides a microscopic mirror of ourselves and those around us. But we can’t always trust what we see. The distorted images disorient the mind, altering our view of reality.

Having read Sarah Brentyn’s first collection, Hinting at Shadows, I was looking forward to reading On the Edge of a Raindrop. I’ve been dipping in and out of it for a little while, sometimes re-reading particular sections. It’s amazing what can be conveyed in just a few sentences, or even words. The book is divided into three sections – Mindscapes, Lifelines and Microbursts.

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