Tanka: The Gift

tanka poem by Xenia Tran with an image of two whippets playing on the beach
two whippets in winter jackets on the beach, one of them chasing a ball

sunshine breeze
a present
in the gull’s eyes
that looks older than today
even when it’s younger

Β© Xenia Tran

view from the beach of a tidal lagoon and sand bar

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: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Tanka Thursday: Present

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word (Variegated)

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.

27 thoughts on “Tanka: The Gift”

  1. Great photos. I love seeing Pearl and Eivor running and having such a good time. I never really thought about it before, but I guess a sunshiny breeze is a present to a gull…making it much easier to glide along and find their food. The part about “age” is a little deep for my brain to process this morning. LOL Have a lovely day!

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    1. Haha, thank you so much for your kind words dear Vicky, I was playing with the different meaning of (the) present and how some days feel as if we’ve been there before. A lovely day to you and Tippy too from all of us here πŸ€—πŸ’œπŸŒž xxx


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