Tanka: Autumn Turns

two whippets in black jackets running on the beach
two whippets running on the beach in the sunshine


autumn turns –
our old dogs run as fast
as the sun
bursts through forbidding clouds
changing the day forever

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in black jackets running on a sunny beach

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a peaceful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

I am delighted to contribute one haiku (in Dutch) to the Haiku-kantelkalender 2022. The calendar features fifty-two haiku by poets from Belgium and The Netherlands and is available from Haiku-centrum Vlaanderen. A very big thank you to Régine Dendooven and the team for including my poem and putting this beautiful calendar together.

Haiku kantelkalender 2022 with a tealight in a painted glass candleholder

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Sharing

Word of the Day Challenge: Quicken

PI Poetry Prompt: Forbidden

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.

48 thoughts on “Tanka: Autumn Turns”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Anne, they’re still very young at heart and a daily inspiration 🐾💛🐾 Wishing you a happy week too and please give sweet Biasini a big pat from us all 🤗💖🐎 xxx

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  1. Xenia, I didn’t realize you ran two blogs. Wow! I don’t know how you keep it all up! 🙂 Anyway, Biasini is recommending this blog as well. I want to spend some time exploring your blogs. I’m so glad that Biasini gave you a shout out. 🙂

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  2. Congratulations on the Dutch calendar, dear Xenia, how nice and excited. As always beautiful haiku with your lovely team’s photograph, always fascinating me. Thank you, Love, nia

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