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 adopted and fostered whippets.

42 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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      1. Thanks Xenia We Just
        Viewed A Rare Moon Dog
        Wolf Full Moon Tonight
        Capturing Photos
        Of The Celestial
        Delight Having
        Seen Many
        Sun Dogs

        Yet Never
        A Moon Dog in
        My Life Had No
        Idea It Was Possible
        Until Tonight A Bit
        Funny as i was
        Joking i Can
        Make A Rainbow
        Come At Night Then
        Colors of The Rainbow
        Streaking At The Edges
        Of A
        Around the Moon
        After Coming From
        The Beach And A
        Truly Amazing
        There🌝 🐺 🌈

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      2. Yes.. Xenia Magic hehe Similar
        To This Year in the Afternoon
        Totally Cloudy Before A
        Through Being
        Silly With Katrina
        And My Sister
        Dancing Around
        Our Block Then
        Singing Watch
        Next A Rainbow
        Will Appear in
        The Clouds And
        Not More Than A
        Minute Later A Rainbow
        Appeared With No Sun Or
        Blue Skies Anywhere to

        Be Seen

        Not Everyday

        A Rainbow Comes

        Before A Hurricane

        Either Hehe Like suggesting

        Just The Night

        Before Watch
        A Rainbow At

        Night Having
        No Idea Moon-Dogs
        Are Even Possible At



        The Colors of
        The Rainbow in

        A Sun-Dog



        At The Beach



        A Holy


        Of Synchronicities

        Indeed Awaiting Some

        Great Event That

        Is Nature’s


        Literally Sublime

        Beauty of God
        Indeed That

        Of Ecstasy
        From Head To
        Toe That Perhaps
        Only An Open Soul

        To All

        God’s Great

        Gifts Will Receive

        By Nature For Those

        With Poetic Aesthete Souls

        Like You

        My FRiEnd

        i Will
        BE A Rainbow
        Too in Day Of

        Night Every

        Now And



        Nature of God Complete🌈

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  3. Oh Yeah Almost Forgot Looking

    Closely in the Halo of The Moon-

    Dog Sight a Visible Angel Child

    With Wings Today

    Is The Second


    Of Yellow

    Boy’s Death

    In Memory




    Yellow Boy

    Us That
    Still Purrs
    Love Even

    In Dark Years
    Of Humanity Struggling…

    Wolves, Dogs, Lions, Cats in


    SMiLinG my FRiEnD

    Happy To Share the DeLiGHT☺️

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