Sharing our Horizon: A Journey Through the Scottish Highlands with Two Adopted Whippets

Sharing our Horizon: A Journey Through the Scottish Highlands with Two Adopted Whippets

by Xenia Tran


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ISBN-13: 9781916470422
Publisher: Holistic Linguistics
Publication date: 10/05/2018
Pages: 84
Sales rank: 839,960
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Xenia Tran was born in the Netherlands in 1962 and began writing and journaling at a young age. She enjoyed reading poetry in Dutch, French and English and soon English became her language of choice for writing poetry and short stories.

Her early studies were interrupted by a desire to travel and explore different cultures. It wasn't until she was happily married and settled in London that she decided to return to study as a mature student.

She studied for degrees in French Studies and in Applied Linguistics at Birkbeck College, University of London, whilst working full-time as an administrator in a research centre for a French company and running her own holistic practice as a complementary therapist.
When she and her husband relocated to Kendal to be closer to her husband's ageing mother she joined a women's writing group where her passion for creative writing reignited. She submitted a few poems to publications and websites and was delighted to see them accepted. She wrote short stories and poems about their adopted rescue dogs with the idea of creating a book to help raise funds for animal shelters.

She worked as a volunteer in a local animal shelter and later did voluntary work for a foster-based rescue organisation.

After attending a Summer School at Queen's University Belfast she enrolled at Newcastle University, where she completed a postgraduate course in Creative Writing before relocating to the Scottish Highlands.

The beauty of the Highland landscape and the quality of its light inspired her to invest in a good camera and take photographs to accompany her writing for her blog Whippet Wisdom. It was meant to be a simple place to record the walks with their adopted dogs in images and words, an organic place to develop her writing and photography. It quickly gained a loyal following, she met and connected with poets, fiction writers and photographers around the world, and in 2018 she started a second blog, Tranature, to share her personal observations on nature.

Table of Contents


Sharing our Horizon

ix Introduction

The Poems

2 Before the Daffodils

3 That Moment

4 When Nature Gives Us Poems

5 A New Season

6 Spring Me Happy

7 A Glimpse of Spring

8 When Stillness Runs Deep

9 Hazy Moon

10 A Loving Gift

11 A New Breath

12 Highland Breeze

13 Evanescence (I)

14 Evanescence (II)

15 Poems in Your Eyes

16 Dream Waves

17 Call of the Wild

18 A New River

19 Spring Me Blue

20 Mountain Path

21 Dancing Leaves

22 A Painting from the Sky

23 Joie de Vivre

24 Heart of the Glen

25 Moon Blessing

26 The Silver Cloud

27 Peaceful Waters

28 Journey in Time (I)

29 Journey in Time (II)

30 Tidal Eclipse

31 Changing Seasons

32 Komorebi

33 September Green

34 Sapphire Blue

35 Magic Light

36 Silence

37 A FairyTale

38 Writing the Stones

39 Stairs of Nature

40 Shifting Sands (I)

41 Shifting Sands (II)

42 A Glimpse of New Tomorrows

43 Transformation

44 A Peak into Winter

45 Autumn's Voice

46 First Snow

47 Acceptance

48 Where Frogs Are Sleeping

49 Low Sun in Bent Grass

50 Winter Solstice

51 Warm Path Through Winter

52 Song of Life

53 BothyTales

54 Winter Morning

55 When Old Becomes New

56 True Friends

57 Frozen Footsteps

58 Song for a New Day

59 Freedom of the Dawn

60 Divine Timing

61 About the Poetry Forms

62 Haiku

64 Tanka

65 Haibun

65 Free Verse

66 Acknowledgements

68 About the Author

70 Bibliography

72 Stay in Touch

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