Tanka: Celebration

a blue and white whippet climbing over outcrops at low tide
outcrops with seaweed at low tide

sky holds blue
each route at the crossroads
guided by a star
to celebrate our journeys
with poems old and new

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet walking on tidal sands

A very big thank you and many congratulations to Kristjaan Panneman, who founded Carpe Diem Haiku Kai eight years ago today.

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a blessed rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1200 s – ISO 100, f/4 – 1/100 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

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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.

26 thoughts on “Tanka: Celebration”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy 💚 The rockpools are great for us to explore and, in the old days, we would often see teachers and school children have an outdoor class here. A happy Thursday to you and Finn too from all of us here 🤗💖🐕 xxx

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  1. Beautifully done, Xenia! I love the way the sky starts blue and then turns to a star, and the way it reminds me of the bride’s saying, ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’.

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    1. Thank you kindly dear Annabelle, Eivor and Pearl can totally understand how Keith feels! The rains have arrived here too and our walks will be a bit shorter while Storm Alex passes. Stay safe and well and please give sweet Keith a big pat from us all 🤗💖🐕 xxx

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      1. Thank you! We had a window of calm quiet weather this afternoon for Keith’s walk, and he took full advantage, rolling in stinky black mud by the river. I had to wash him when we got home and he still smells now. The things we put up with for love of our dogs! xxx

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