Tanka: Stepping Stones

tanka poem by Xenia Tran with a whippet on a beach with snow and ice
a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket walking on the tidal shore in Winter

green stains
on the stepping stones
geese are feeding
where the waves roll in
ice melts from the shore

Β© Xenia Tran

a small flock of brent geese feeding on the shore

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a peaceful week ahead,

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 125, f/4 – 1/640 s – ISO 125 and f/5.6 – 1/800 s – ISO 200.

A very big thank you to Catherine Ann Cullen and Poetry Ireland for featuring my poem in their Poetry Prompt series:

tanka poem by Xenia Tran featured by Poetry Ireland

PI Poetry Prompt: Stepping Stones

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Brink

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.

41 thoughts on “Tanka: Stepping Stones”

  1. Beautiful Tanka and pictures, as always. Looks like all of the snow is gone. It is here too. The picture with Pearl on the boulder reminded me of the game that the kids love to play called “hot lava.” Do you know that one? They put pieces of cloth or other items on the floor and have to jump from item to item without touching the floor because, well, it really isn’t a floor. It’s HOT LAVA. It’s hilarious to watch them play.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Vicky and Hot Lava sounds hilarious! πŸ˜€ I’d never heard of this game before. Last week’s snows have melted away and this morning we have a light new dusting. So lovely to see you have Tippy back home again and please give her a big pat from us all πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ• xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Denis, no geese were chased! They’re very good and many of the bird pictures from my nature blog are taken with Eivor and Pearl by my side πŸ˜‡πŸΎπŸΎ


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