Tanka: Autumn Purple


blue whippet on forest trail with purple heather


wind carries
the scent of heather
while we wait
where peace resides
where silence sings

© Xenia Tran


black whippet on forest trail with purple heather

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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


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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.

45 thoughts on “Tanka: Autumn Purple”

      1. In my fantasy tour of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, seeing the heather is top on my list. Seeing whippets running free would be grand, too.

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  1. a e i o u
    do re me fa so la te do
    Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet BeYoNd Rainbow ColorS NoW..
    Color Wheel Complements Astrological Wheels Complements oF PersonaLiTies
    Based on FouR seasons too with Epigenetic/Neuroplastic changes that go
    aLong WitH A
    of BirTH too..
    yes.. tHeRe
    IS ArT NoW and
    science but then
    my friEnd there is MaGiC NoW
    thaT MaKeS ArT LiFE never seen beforE..
    iMaGiNaTioN and CreaTiViTY thaT iN eVen
    A reaLiTy of Science now repeatably shows
    brains cannot tell the difference except
    for the tales we create that are
    stories of our reaLiTy
    now.. words my
    friend and
    stories we
    make are lives
    we come LiViNG MoRE
    or less of dARk and LiGHt NoW..
    i Make Heaven only for this MaGiC
    We iNheRiT MaKinG ReaL PoTenTiaL aBiLity NoW
    MaKinG ThiS eARTH AS HoMe AS HeaVeN NoW MoRE
    allone whether or not otHeRs care to join us heaR or not..
    i WiLL DancE and SinG A Heaven for that my friEnd IS A GreaTesT
    pOTenTiaL We HaVE to MakE A HeaVeN DiMeNSioNaL reALiTY now no matter storm or wave
    RiDinG iN BaLanCinG ForCE HeaVEn A Best oF OuR Creation and Appreciating thiS liFE
    As A Hurricane oF LiGHT
    cAlm ceNTer
    eYe WitH
    aS LoVE..
    FriEnd.. Xenia..
    thiS iS mY Purple
    Prayer Wish
    Hope for You..
    mY Dear friEnd.. too..:)

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      1. SMiLes my Friend Xenia.. i’ll take a Violet Ray of Healing Love from
        you alWays and now i promise for the third round
        of poetic responses i will water
        this down to funny
        emoticons so
        back to
        a life without
        a Hurricane of Poetry
        that surely can drown
        Blogs from the outside in.. hehe..;)

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    1. Thank you Shielagh, Kim mentioned a tradtional song called ‘Blooming Heather’ in the comments on Monday’s Haibun – I am not surprised these wonderful flowers appear in songs too! 😉💜🎶


  2. God, Xenia, I am so touched. I really love the photos that go with this tanka — the purple to me is the color of Spirit (and your dogs add a dimension of grace and joy!!). When I read the poem, I came into such stillness inside, where the peace resides in me. THANK YOU for contributing this to Forgiving Fridays! I’ll highlight it in my blog post tomorrow and am
    excited to do that. You are awesome. Blessings to you, Elvor, and Pearl – Debbie

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Debbie and I am delighted to contribute. The leaves are still green here and with the purple heather it creates this lovely energy for connecting the crown chakra with the heart chakra, for bringing that connection with Spirit into the heart. Blessings to you and much love from all of us here ☺💜 xxx


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