Tanka: Autumn’s Voice


it is good
to rest and be warm
on the inside
when autumn speaks of leaving
the clouds hand a gift of snow

© Xenia Tran


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in windows photo editor.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, settings: Indoor Scene and Landscape.


In response to Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #29 Autumn’s Voice

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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.

50 thoughts on “Tanka: Autumn’s Voice”

  1. Eivor looks very snug and contented ❤ Lovely tanka, Xenia. You have a wonderful way with words, and the other photo is beautiful – very mystical. Hope your week is going well 🙂 xxx

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Cathy :o) Eivor loves his cosy jumper and his dog bed and it was amazing when we saw the snow come down like that. The image of a hand gifting the snow came to mind and the tanka grew from there. The week is flying by and I look forward to everything slowing down a bit in December to have more writing and reading time. Hope your week is good too and much love to you and Finn xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Jane, Eivor loves his cosy bed and jumper :o) I hope the weather is being kind where you are and much love to you and all the fur and feathered family xxx


    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Victoria ☺ At some point I would like to publish a small collection as a fundraiser for conservation and animal rehoming charities and if the Scottish Tourist Board want to make a donation to these charities too that would be wonderful 💖

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