Tan Renga: Into The Sea


two whippets running on a sand bar


melting into the sea
the full moon
leaves a candle bright                    © Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

the sand rolls out her carpet
a runway to the stars                     © Xenia Tran


blue whippet with a pink ball walking through tidal lagoon


black whippet with an orange ball on a sand bar

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: Action, 1/800 s, ISO – Auto.


Kristjaan at Carpe Diem has invited us to create a Tan renga with the given haiku by Jane Reichhold to honor her. A Tan Renga is a short chained poem written by two poets. It looks very similar to a Tanka, but a Tanka is written by one poet.

I created the second stanza and added the selected photographs of Eivor and Pearl inspired by the scenes in the haiku (the starting verse).

Carpe Diem #1273 – Into The Sea

Dutch Goes The Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Sand


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.

48 thoughts on “Tan Renga: Into The Sea”

  1. Runway to the stars, indeed! And you have two stars of your own, two dog buddies who get to run on the sand and dash into the seal. I always smile when I see their photos.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Laurie! Eivor and Pearl love running across the sands and dashing through the shallows at low tide, especially with the mild weather we are having at the moment. I hope your leg is feeling a bit better :o) xxx

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      1. Last night, I sat through a two-hour meeting, and by the end, I felt as though a gremlin was about to burst from the bump. Better this morning. 😉

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      2. It sounds as if you need to keep moving it gently to encourage circulation, especially without carrying any weight (e.g. lying on your back and ‘cycling’ in the air followed by gentle stretches) :o) xxx


      1. Again thank you
        Xenia with as alWays
        Much Love to Whippets
        And your Husband too..
        And those
        in Sea Dogs
        way reminds me
        soon to enter
        in Sand
        and Sun
        to Play Catch
        With God Air Free..
        i Will be the Water
        but Bruce Lee already
        captured ‘that’ last Century..
        HecK i’ll Do iT anYway aGaiN Water Be2..:)

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