Tanka: Snow Play

a tanka poem by Xenia Tran with an image of a whippet running through a snow-covered park
a black whippet in a winter jacket zooming through the snow

leafless trees –
sledge trails and paw prints
line the field
where deep at night
the snow moon does her climbing

Β© Xenia Tran

a smiling black whippet in a winter jacket zooming through fresh snow

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 – 1/640 s – ISO 100, f/5.6 – 1/400 s – ISO 100 and f/5.6 – 1/640 s – ISO 100.

PI Poetry Prompt: Climbing

Word of the Day Challenge: Sprightly

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.

48 thoughts on “Tanka: Snow Play”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Anne, it’s so lovely we got a fresh covering that is safe for zoomies! πŸ˜€ A happy new week to you and sweet Biasini too from all of us here! πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸŽ xxx

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  1. What a beautiful poem, Xenia. That last line ‘the snow moon does her climbing’ sounded so magical. The moon rises at night, watches over us by giving us light before sinking and coming back up to do it again another day. Beautiful images of Eivor. He looks like he is having such a good time out there. Hope you have been well and are having a good week πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–πŸΎ

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Mabel, we’re so grateful to have another blanket of snow as it doesn’t fall often here on the coast πŸ’™ We hope you are safe and well and wish you a blessed week ahead too πŸ€—πŸ’– xxx


      1. Smiles Xenia
        So Nice to see Snow
        What The β€œNortherners”



        White Beaches
        Hehe Identical to

        Snow Seriously
        One Time Someone
        Thought A Photo Here
        Of Our Beaches Was

        Snow instead of

        Sand Oh


        Of Warm
        Snow And


        Of Heaven

        Too Though
        True My Huge
        Head Hehe


        Steam Better in Snow ⛄️

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