Tanka: Earth Day

Cairngorms National Park

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket sniffing the earth between the roots of a tree
a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket climbing over the roots of pine

earth day
we dust last season
from our boots
roots link where pine stand vigil
above an ancient loch

Β© Xenia Tran

close up shot of the exposed roots of an ancient pine

Wishing you all a happy Earth Day and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

We are deeply honoured and delighted that the first three lines of the above poem appear as a haiku in the Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2021 Visiting the Wind. A big thank you to Erin C. Castaldi for selecting my poem and putting this beautiful anthology together.

Tanka Thursday: Season

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Dusty Boots

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.

37 thoughts on “Tanka: Earth Day”

  1. Earth Day Always
    Prayer Upon A




    Up to See

    To Be

    to Will Free Doing

    For Real Now Peace
    Mountains of Souls
    Human Love GRoWinG
    LiVinG Trees Coloring
    ANeW All Days Now Within Springs..:)

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