Tanka: Counting Blessings


two whippets in winter jumpers running through deep sand


seagulls look bemused
when we fly through deep sand
inspired by stars
we rise in the mornings
count our blessings while we sleep

© Xenia Tran


two whippets in winter jumpers asleep in their dog bed

With love and Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends who are celebrating today from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: Action, 1/800 s, ISO – 100 and Portrait, 1/15 s, ISO – 400.


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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.

42 thoughts on “Tanka: Counting Blessings”

      1. Great to hear you are safe and warm! We have had some light sleet and snow here today while the heavy snow has been falling on the higher ground and a bit further west. Hope you continue to stay warm and much love to you and Finn :o) xxx

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      2. Glad you’re not in the heavy snow zone 🙂 I’m secretly wishing for a white Christmas, make a nice change and Finn loves the snow. Much love to you, Pearl and Eivor xxx

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  1. Oh Xenia, I love this tanka! There is such gratitude, letting go and enjoyment present!!! To me, these are three gifts of Thanksgiving, and also of forgiveness. My heart is so full with thanksgiving for you, for Elvor and for Pearl. You are a really good photographer.

    I’m honored to share this post for Forgiving Fridays Thank you, Xenia. 🙂 🙂 Love to you all. Debbie

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