Tanka: Magic Light


blue whippet on the beach in morning sun, walking along the dunes and stones


the sun takes longer
to rise above dune and pine
along our shores
magic light of morning
dreams and wakes the sky

© Xenia Tran


black whippet on the beach in morning sun

With love to you all from Eivor xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA, 1/200 s, Auto ISO.


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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.

68 thoughts on “Tanka: Magic Light”

    1. Thank you for your kind words Alison. The beach walks are lovely at this time of year as the light is softer and the weather is still warm. Once November gales begin to blow we will be walking in the dunes and forests again for shelter ;o) xxx

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    1. Thank you so much dear Toni. It is so lovely to know you can feel the magic in nature and teach us the beautiful words the Japanese have created to describe it – that is such a blessing :o) xxx


  1. This is a lovely Tanka. As an aside….in the film industry they refer to the time of sunset and sunrise as “magic hour”. all the filming must be done very quickly as the light is changing so fast and soon it is gone altogether.

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    1. Thank you Janet :o) It is that time of year when we wait longer for the sun to rise and there is a lot of beauty in that right now – I am sure we are not the only ones posting about this and everyone will capture something unique that caught their eye :o) xxx


  2. On first wake of every morning
    first s sun then is food/drink
    that yellow boy
    bows in
    praise to
    for life giving
    light for youthful
    fur standing tall and
    strong more as call of
    the wild sings a briGHt
    Yellow Color of LiFE
    that wHo Dances
    i am
    proud to
    be alive enough
    said from you coweRed
    humans just stand tall and live as SuN..:)

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