Tanka: Soft Landing


a black whippet leaps across tidal water


with grace
a hound leaps the lagoon
soft landing
in sands along the shore
a treasure of late summer

Β© Xenia Tran


a black whippet leaps across tidal water and lands on outstretched paws

With wish you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.


Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Grace


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: Soft Landing”

  1. What a wonderful tanka with lovely photos, Eivor, Pearl and Xenia!
    In Norfolk I have the feeling we have autumn, the wonderful late summer is gone. Wishing you all a great week ahead!
    The Fab Four of Cley Xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Hanne! We still have lovely weather here although the mornings and evenings are getting slightly cooler. We wish you, Klausbernd, Siri and Selma a wonderful week too! :o) xxx


  2. “Soft landing”, this is something I’m craving for myself at the moment…the rains have finally come to create a magical landscape of green and mist…your lyrical words have a painted a lovely image in my mind and Eivor has once again left me smiling!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Kim, I hope you find that soft landing you are looking for. Green grass and mist sounds beautiful πŸ’š Much love to you from all of us here πŸ™‚πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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      1. Thank you so much for your very kind wishes…my elderly 82 year old father is beginning his third week in hospital…some days it appears he’s walking between worlds and on those days, a soft landing would be a wonderful balm.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Liesbet, I never make Eivor do anything for a photograph! πŸ™‚ He leaps and jumps over water and fallen trees like many whippets do. This time I was lucky to capture the landing without the usual blur! πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ• xxx

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