Tanka: Radiant Spirits

two whippets playing on a sandbar near the lighthouse
two whippets in winter jackets playing on a sandbar

going for a walk
like a thousand walks before
dogs pouncing, bouncing
on empty tidal sands
played by radiant spirits

Β© Xenia Tran

two whippets in winter jackets running in a circle on tidal sands

In celebration of Ronovan’s 300th Weekly Haiku Challenge we’ve used two synonyms for each word given.

Wishing you a very happy Monday and hope you’re all safe and healthy,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #91: Simplicity

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #300: Grit & Quit (sand, spirit & go, take a walk)

Your Daily Word Prompt: Radiant

Word of the Day Challenge: Bounce

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 two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl.

58 thoughts on “Tanka: Radiant Spirits”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Deborah 🧑 It’s not easy to record their full movements without getting other people and dogs in shot, even in these lockdown days. We cannot publish footage featuring others without their full consent because of our privacy laws. The same applies to photographs – so many lovely shots I couldn’t use because of others walking into the frame xxx

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  1. the way my dogs react to a familiar walk — it is familiar to them, too, but their reaction is the same as if it were shiny and new. I was thinking yesterday with Bear it’s partly because their world is full of smells that ARE new. Their excitement, curiosity and wonder are contagious.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Martha πŸ’œ It’s true the smells are new each day and so is the light, the way the beach looks after another high tide. Eivor and Pearl’s enthusiasm for our new adventures begins the minute I lift their leads from the hook in the hallway and it’s very contagious! Hope you are keeping well and please give Bear and Teddy a big pat from us all πŸ’– xxx

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