Tanka: Every Day Magic


black whippet in wintercoat on the beach


from one year to the next
in gratitude
for the sun that warms the sand
the waves that keep on dreaming

© Xenia Tran


black whippet in wintercoat playing on the beach


blue whippet in wintercoat running on the beach with a pink ball

May your New Year be full of magic and love in the simple treasures life brings.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 125, f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 100  and f/3.2, 1/640 s and ISO 100.


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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.

58 thoughts on “Tanka: Every Day Magic”

  1. Dear Xenia, Thank you for sharing your beautiful poems and photos throughout the year. They are inspiring, also very comforting and moving. I’m grateful to be your follower.
    Happy 2018 to you and your loved ones. 🙂 ❤


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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and your friendship dear Amy 💜 I so enjoy your beautiful photographs and thoughts when you share your amazing journeys with us and enable me to walk along with you in places I will never be able to visit. It is such a treat! I wish you and your loved ones a very happy New Year – may many blessings come your way ☺💖🎉🥂🍀

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  2. A wonderful way for me to start the day and the New Year, visiting here with your Beauties and you.
    Wishing you and your family and your Beauties a very Safe and Happy New Year.

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  3. Looking forward to more wise words, photos and poems of you in 2018, Xenia. A very happy, healthy, inspirational and positive New Year for you and yours, and a big hug for Eivor, and Pearl. xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and good wishes dear Liesbet 💜 I am looking forward to your adventures, your stories and your beautiful photographs and wish you an amazing 2018 full of creativity, good health and many blessings. Big hugs for you and sweet Frida and Elvis ☺💖🍀

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Debbie. I have linked a few tanka poems to Forgiving Fridays (the structure will feel familiar) and I am about to link another one! :o) Much love to you from all of us here and I will swing by soon to link up xxx


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