Tanka: New Year’s Treat


black whippet in winter coat in the morning sun on the beach at low tide


we may never know
who paints the colours in the sky
so beautiful
this year already grows
her wings of magic

Β© Xenia Tran


clouds and blue sky in winter by the Old Bar at low tide with a blue whippet chasing a pink ball


clouds and blue sky in winter by the Old Bar at low tide

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, ISO 160, f/4, 1/500 s, ISO 100 and f/4, 1/640 s, 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.

37 thoughts on “Tanka: New Year’s Treat”

    1. Thank you dear Helen, the skies have been amazing this week and Eivor has often stopped to watch in wonder. We wish you a blessed year where you will find magic and magic will find you too! β˜ΊπŸ•πŸ’–πŸ€

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  1. Lovely poem and pictures. I love where I saw in the comments above that Evior is stopping to enjoy the wonder of the sky, and probably the birds. I do think they get a sense of pleasure from some of the same things we do.

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    1. Thank you dear Lois πŸ’œ She is such a lovely dog and thankfully now in a great foster home with other sighthounds. We are so glad she will now be able to find a home where she will get the love and care she deserves! β˜ΊπŸ•πŸ’– xxx


  2. Oh Xenia I love this tanka and photos of Elvor and Pearl!!!! It’s exquisite and reminds me of the mystery in the beauty of what’s around us. Funny, because I was just thinking of the mystery of how we forgive – that there’s a letting go in it, a “something greater” than just me making the decision. ❀

    I love you. So grateful to know you and for your contributions to Forgiving Fridays. Will share this tomorrow!!!
    Blessings to you and big hugs to Elvor and Pearl xo Debbie

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and for your love dear Debbie – we love you too! πŸ’– I believe it is true that ‘something greater’ is always there to guide us and show us where the magic is. There are many paths to take us there. Thank you for sharing Debbie and big hugs and blessings from all of us here β˜ΊπŸ’–πŸ• xxx


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