Tanka: Nature’s Painting




deep in the glen
sun rests her golden light
on scents of pine
melting snows lace their magic
in the ordinary

Β© Xenia Tran



Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA.


In response to Carpe Diem #1155 Sumi-e, The Japanese Way Of Painting (2)

Daily Prompt: Ordinary


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.

27 thoughts on “Tanka: Nature’s Painting”

  1. Gorgeous imagery and images, Xenia! I love how you place them firmly in the Highlands with the words ‘glen’ and ‘pine’, and those final lines are wonderful:
    ‘melting snows lace their magic
    in the ordinary’

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      1. Walking is great for writing. Did you take a notebook or do you speak into one Note on a mobile phone?
        I’m currently working on two pieces for The Poetry School, all to do with place names. They involve some research, so I’m not free thinking at the moment. I’ll go for a walk later to lumber up those imaginative muscles! xxx

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      2. Walking is great for writing and the words seem to fall on the page in a natural way. On our walk through the glen I typed the tanka into my phone – I used to carry a pocket size notebook and pencil but find the phone easier these days ☺ Your project sounds interesting and I wish you a wonderful walk to lumber up your imaginative muscles β˜ΊπŸ’–πŸΎπŸΎ

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Luanne. It was so magical to walk through the glen in the morning light and the pattern created by the melting snow reminded me of Dutch lace. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the magic in the ordinary πŸ’– xxx

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Denis. The scenery was covered in frosr when it featured in my ‘Frozen Footsteps’ haibun and my ‘Silent Poet’ haiku in November and the colours are very different now.


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