Tanka: This Loving Earth

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this earth so loving
washes our seaweed shore
in rock pools
waves sculpt tumbling stone
a gift that keeps on giving

Β© Xenia Tran


black whippet in a coat and with a pink ball in his mouth running among tidal rock pools

a stone with wave markings embedded in the tidal sand with Pearl's paw prints next to it

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: Action, 1/800 s and iA, 1/200 s.

In the run up to Earth Day, this is our second contribution for the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

Our first contribution can be seen here

dVerse Open Link Night #194

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.

72 thoughts on “Tanka: This Loving Earth”

    1. Thank you for your kind words Cathy :o) The stone is part-covered by the tidal sands and lies under water at high tide – I have no idea of her age or how deep the part runs below the sand. Many stones on the beach have tumbled from mountains and travelled down the river – most of them are smaller though. The patterns caught my eye and she had a lovely energy around her. I hope you are having a wonderful day and much love to you and Finn xxx

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    1. Thank you Shielagh :o) I do not know whether this stone came from the mountains upstream as we have many river stones on our beaches here and most of them are rounder in shape and look as if they have been polished by the waters for a long time. She is embedded in the tidal sand and I did not want to disturb her, so I do not know how deep this stone actually is. She may have been used as part of a sea wall before. If any geologists are reading this blog they may be able to tell us more :o) xxx

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  1. Lovely poem and interesting images especially that rock. I thought of Eivor and Pearl on our walk through the local shopping centre a short time ago. A young woman was kneeling and holding an ice cream cup on the footpath while her Whippet gently licked the container.

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  2. Seaweeds of LoVinG eARTh..
    Dogs smell more hear more
    than Clothes
    of hUman
    Culture.. NoW HeAR..
    Seas RiSinG FaLLinG
    WiTh Ocean and RiveR
    tIdes.. streAMs oF GiVinG
    MoRe.. RiVerS of TaKinG BaCK
    Cycles iN and ouT.. ShorEs DAncE and
    SinG.. EVeNinG RiSe and MoRninG FaLL..
    SPRinG WiNteRs MoRE SuMmeR FLowErs
    Bee A
    SonG oF Birds….
    SMiLes.. mY FriEnd
    iN CeLeBraTioN wE
    HUmaNs as DrOp oF
    WatEr AiR.. wE
    StAR duST plUs
    From CruCiBle FiRe
    ResurrecTinG aLL from stAR
    DEaTh BirTh uS WiTh eYes oF DoG
    to Sea.. EaRth DaY aLWaYs NoW..:)

    OtHeR than thAT..
    Hi.. With Love..
    FriEnd.. Xenia Tran..:)

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    1. Thank you my FRiEnD Fred – yes, we celebrate Earth Day every day, she is so kind and loving always πŸ’œ Sending you smiles across the miles and much love to you, Katrina and your feline friends β˜ΊπŸ’– xxx

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