Tanka: Touching Shadows

a smiling black and white whippet in a winter jacket running across the beach towards the camera
a smiling black and white whippet in a winter jacket leaping across the beach in the winter sun

winter sun
a smiling dog leaps past
an orange ball
touching the long shadows
of others who are near

Β© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket running across the beach with a pink ball

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Near

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.

36 thoughts on “Tanka: Touching Shadows”

  1. I love the playfulness of both the tanka and the photos. I had an orange baseball as a kid. This really brings back those memories of backyard baseball on the farm, hitting my ball into the wheat field! It’s always a delight to see Eivor and Pearl–looks like they were “having a ball.” πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you kindly dear Eliza, this isn’t that kind of blog and I much prefer the quietude and being in the moment that photography offers and how these photographs and poems fit together 🐾🧑🐾


    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Annabelle, it might be worth experimenting with a higher shutter speed (I used 1/800 s for Eivor’s images) if your camera allows it πŸΎπŸ’›πŸΎ xxx


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