Tanka Prose: Finding Sanctuary

a black whippet in a raincoat looking up from a forest trail
a black whippet in a raincoat walking on a forest trail

A gentle rain is scenting the dry places along the trail as we climb through the forest. The vibrant green of Spring grass opens the heart. Music from a tinkling brook echoes the gratitude we are feeling. Here, we follow our instinct. We leave all that is learned behind and surrender to the knowing.

a butterfly
with tenderness
she dances
from flower to flower
pure white and breathing

Β© Xenia Tran

a stream flowing near the bottom of a woodland hill

Wishing you all a happy Monday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/1.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 200, f/1.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 180 and f/5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 1000.

PI Poetry Prompt: Butterfly

Earthweal: Sanctuary

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.

49 thoughts on “Tanka Prose: Finding Sanctuary”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, it’s a wonderful area for walking either side of the midge-season πŸ˜‰πŸ’š Hope you are having a great day and much love from our house to yours πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ• xxx

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  1. Beautiful- just found your page but couldn’t follow – will try from laptop . We are about to get a whippet 3 month puppy – so rather excited if not a bit nervous as we too have collection of animals

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Ruth πŸ’— So lovely to hear you are welcoming a whippet into your world – your life will never be the same! They make wonderful companions and are the gentlest souls. Their prey drive can be strong and it’s great to encourage them to chase a ball or frisbee from the start so they can release that energy in a natural way without bringing harm to other living creatures πŸ’šπŸ•


      1. Fingers crossed – she’s young enough to get used to them quickly. We’ve had two greyhounds live happily with three cats (the cats were there first) and they adored each other πŸ’œ

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  2. I adore your whippets in raincoats, Xenia, and would love to walk your rain-scented forest trail and hear the music from a tinkling brook – I bet that water tastes sweet. The butterflies have taken cover from the weather here; I’ll be so glad to have them back.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Kim, it was blissful to walk here and the sun was very bright between the showers. I hope the weather improves where you are too and the butterflies will be back before too long! πŸ’›πŸ¦‹ xxx

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  3. Oh I’m a day late, finding sanctuary is always my goal when outside and with nature! Beautiful poem πŸ¦‹
    Sending love from us here! πŸ’™πŸ΄β€οΈπŸΎπŸ’™

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