Tanka: Tenderness

a black whippet in a winter jacket sniffing frost-covered stones on the beach
a blue and white whippet sniffing frost-covered stones on the beach

the light searches
for souvenirs
near seaweed and shaded sands
where thin ice lingers

© Xenia Tran

seaweed and leaves covered in hoarfrost

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/5 – 1/100 s – ISO 200, f/4 – 1/250 s – ISO 200 and f/2.8 – 1/200 s – ISO 100.

Tanka Thursday: Search

PI Poetry Prompt: Thin Ice

Word of the Day Challenge: Tenderness

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.

34 thoughts on “Tanka: Tenderness”

  1. The frost is lovely. I like the colors of Eivor and Pearl’s coats and best wishes to you Xenia for a happy and peaceful weekend. We are back in lockdown again but this time owners of horses can go to the stables to look after and ride their horses. I am grateful for that!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Anne and great to hear you can continue to visit and ride Biasini during this lockdown. A happy and peaceful weekend to you too from all of us here! 🤗💖🐎 xxx

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  2. Once again your poetic words hit me dear Xenia, so beautiful… and also the photographs, especially in the first one the green colour fascinated me, then yes, the icy things… amazing. You are philospher/poet artist. and sure amazing photographer too. But more than this a human mom of a lovely dogs… Thank you, Blessing and Happiness, Love, nia

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