Tanka: Soft and Forgiving

tanka poem by Xenia Tran beside a close up of a blue and white whippet looking into the distance
two whippets running across a wide beach towards the sea

seals swim
in the distance
deep sand
soft and forgiving
the way the ancients speak

© Xenia Tran

Self-Portrait, Tanka Society of America 2021 Members’ Anthology

two whippets in black jackets leaping and running towards the sea

We wish you all a happy Thursday and a wonderful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/3.5 – 1/400 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Tanka Thursday: Forgive

Water Water Everywhere #71

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.

36 thoughts on “Tanka: Soft and Forgiving”

  1. Sand Indeed So Forgiving

    SMiLes as Dancing on Asphalt

    May Feel Like Road Kill to Knees
    Oh How i Love to Float on Deep
    White Sands of Beach Dancing

    Shores Waves i Become

    One With Ocean

    Water Whole

    Shores New i Create

    As Well by Tracks of Dancing Free Soul…:)

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