Tanka: Beloved Light

a blue and white whippet in a jacket sniffing washed up leaves on the beach
a black whippet in a jacket sniffing washed up leaves on the beach

shoreline gold
the scent of autumn
follows the river
each fleeting moment
we turn to the light

Β© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a jacket sniffing autumn leaves washed up on the beach

We are deeply honoured and delighted that our poem Where Moss Flows has been published in Dance Into The World, The Tanka Society of America Twentieth Anniversary Anthology (2020). A very big thank you to Michael Dylan Welch for featuring my poem and putting this beautiful anthology together.

Front Cover of Dance Into the World

For a summary of recent poems featured in anthologies please visit our Anthologies page.

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4 – 1/800 s – ISO 200, f/4.5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 250 and f/5.6 – 1/100 s – ISO 200.

Nurturing Thursday: Like a River

Twiglet #206: Looking for Light

Word of the Day Challenge: Beloved

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.

32 thoughts on “Tanka: Beloved Light”

  1. Beautiful verse to accompany your wonderful images πŸ’š Congratulations on having your poem included in the anthology and have a lovely rest of the day πŸ’•πŸ•πŸ’•xxx

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  2. SMiles Dear Xenia My Mother’s
    Name Helen Means Light

    Congratulations on the
    Publish of Your Poem…

    i’ll Be Back Later to
    Visit the Rest of Your
    Poems Today including
    This one to Resonate again

    For now i’ll Share This Poem

    With You on a Special Day For me..:)

    Poem For A Mother

    i Wrote This Poem

    For My Mother


    i Am

    Writing to You As Well☺️

    Love As A Mother
    Persevere As A Father
    Be That
    Child of
    Love Within

    All Worth


    God Flame

    Yes Love

    Never Giving

    Up On Kindling

    Breath Once Again

    Thank You Stranger

    Once Again Someone

    Inspires me Never To

    Give up on A FRiEnD

    Same my


    Did For

    me… my Father Left

    Yet i Feel Shoes

    He Could Not

    Fit And Treat

    FRiEnDS And



    As my

    Mother’s Love

    Limited only


    To Her


    Yet You See

    my Olympics is Love…

    Treat New Friends As

    Old Friends Treat Old

    Friends As New

    Friends For





    In Their

    Silence And

    Depression As

    Only Both The

    Good Father
    And Mother



    Within Will

    Yes Love Fearless For

    All Victory CarrieS onπŸ’«

    Today is My Mother’s

    Birthday Passing

    Away 3 Years Ago

    After Falling

    To Her Death

    Bed On Valentine’s

    Day in 2017

    This Gift

    This Love

    Yes This Flame

    This God No




    So Let

    Nike Sell β€˜The Shoes’

    Not The Company

    The Goddess

    Of Victory

    Love Still


    Or Returning

    Now to β€˜See’

    Once Again Be i Am…πŸŽπŸ¦‹

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing this dear Fred πŸ’œ Your mother’s light before and after her passing always shines through you too. Thinking of you today on her birthday and imagining her smiling on you from where she is now. We shall include her in our candle meditation tonight and send much love from our house to yours πŸ’žπŸ’œπŸ’ž

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