Tanka: White Campion

two whippets walking towards each other in the dunes

tidal river
the sand in the dunes
deep and soft
where pilgrims made pledges
white campion blooms

Β© Xenia Tran

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.

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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 two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl.

35 thoughts on “Tanka: White Campion”

  1. Beautiful tanka and true. I used to try to get my European students (International school) to realize that American history for many of us was European history. All those places from which some pilgrim (over centuries) embarked… I love your idea that the campion represent those people. Some of mine came from Scotland. ❀

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Martha πŸ’— It’s lovely you could relate this part of history to your students and that you have a connection with Scotland too. Sending love across the miles and please give sweet Bear and Teddy a big pat from us all πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ• xxx

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    1. Thank you kindly dear Laurie, all is well if this is the element that speaks to you πŸ’œ The pilgrims who came here in the past were on a spiritual quest and today’s pilgrims are both on a spiritual and environmental journey πŸ’š xxx

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  2. Those blooms are BEAUTIFUL!! And so are Eivor and Pearl! Your Tanka is so lovely, the words just flow…. Thank you for the peaceful post! πŸ’œπŸΎπŸ΄πŸ’™

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