Tanka: A Prophecy of Spring


rear view of black whippet in winter jacket running up a dune


eyes wide open
we run to follow
the light
rolling between the dune grass
a prophecy of spring

Β© Xenia Tran


two whippets in winter jackets running up a river bank


black whippet in winter jacket running along the river bank

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/400 s, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/160 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/200 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.

28 thoughts on “Tanka: A Prophecy of Spring”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Kim πŸ’œ When the poem came I saw a ball of light rolling through the dune grass, chased by Eivor and Pearl. I let ‘the light’ become the pivot line and am glad you like the ambiguity! πŸ˜‰πŸ’– xxx

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  1. Lovely energetic photos, Xenia! I could feel the energy from the light and the excitement Eivor and Pearl feel between the grass. I went out for a walk in the morning because it’s getting warmer here also. πŸ™‚

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