Tanka: Echoes

a whippet in a winter jacket sniffing the stones and rocks exposed at low tide
a black whippet in a winter jacket walking across the shingle on the shore

beach comb
every stone a story
we salute
the roots that grow
towards the flowing water

Β© Xenia Tran

an oystercatcher coming in to land near the surf

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.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6 – 1/640 s – ISO 200, f/5.6 – 1/2000 s – ISO 1000 and f/5.6 – 1/200 s – ISO 100.

Tanka Thursday: Roots

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Echo

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.

29 thoughts on “Tanka: Echoes”

  1. SMiLes Nautilus Chambers
    Unwinding Narrow Halls
    At the Beginning of

    The “SoNG oF

    mY Soul” Everyday

    Maybe A Thousand

    Words Now Ever Two

    Weeks the Outer Bands

    of the Hurricane Arms
    Now Larger Chambers

    Rooms of the



    Every 14 Days
    And Around 60 Thousand Words
    Funny How A UNiVeRSE SPiRaLS

    PHi in

    All That

    Comes as

    Waves Spiral

    For Shores That

    Come Again GRoWinG More
    SMiLes Xenia i Allow Nature
    To Bring the Path Truly Why

    Should A Nautilus Creature
    Worry Over Building A Shell
    When Home Is Always Now to Expand..:)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Mary πŸ’— There’s some snow remaining on the rocks in these images and more snow has fallen since. It’s still cold and around -10C at the moment. A wonderful weekend to you too from all of us here! πŸ€—πŸ’– xxx

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  2. Touching poetry as usual, Xenia. That second shot is such an amazing shot, capturing that bird in mid-flight out towards the sea. Look at it soar towards the rest of this beautiful world we live in. Hope your walks have been amazing πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Mabel, we live in such a beautiful world and with everything slowing down during the pandemic we are given the space to appreciate it even more πŸ’œ We hope you have the opportunity to enjoy spending more time in nature too! πŸ€—πŸ’šπŸ• xxx

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