Tanka: Semitones

a black whippet in a winter jacket on the beach
a calm sea in the warm winter sun

herring gulls
in the cold air
their cries
drop down a semitone
towards the sea

Β© Xenia Tran

herring gulls chicks and adults catching food in the surf

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.

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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 adopted and fostered whippets.

24 thoughts on “Tanka: Semitones”

    1. Thank you kindly dear Cathy, it’s beautiful and crisp for walking on the beach at the moment when you wrap up warm! 🐾🧑🐾 Hope your week got off to a great start too and much love from our house to yours πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ• xxx


  1. I’m thinking I need to visit the beach as your photos are so beckoning and beautiful! I’m lucky it’s not too far of a drive to the beach here but it would take a little planning. I hope you have a wonderful week and give Eivor and Pearl a big pat from all of us here! πŸ’žπŸΎπŸ€—πŸ₯°

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Diana and I hope you get to see the beach again before too long πŸ’› Eivor and Pearl say thank you for the pats and big hugs back for you, Chloe and Murphy from all of us here πŸ€—πŸ’œπŸ΄ xxx

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  2. Gulls are fascinating and mischievous. Their cries lend such a solemn, contemplative feeling to the ocean shore. Lovely verse and photos as always, Xenia! Have a good week ahead. πŸ™‚

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