Tanka: Pieces

two whippets in winter jackets sniffing branches of a driftwood tree on the beach
a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket on the shingle above the beach

driftwood trees
after the storm
men gather
with bent backs and rusty saws
we help pick up the pieces

Β© Xenia Tran

Take 5ive, Issue One, Twenty Twenty Two

close up of sawn off pieces of driftwood

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.

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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.

29 thoughts on “Tanka: Pieces”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy πŸ’œ Most of the driftwood was good for woodburners and was soon cleared away 😊 Wishing you a peaceful rest of the week and much love from our house to yours πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ• xxx

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  1. Xenia, I hope you are having much better weather since your storm. It looks like you had, at least, a nice sunny day for clean-up. Sending hugs from Gibbs and I and a wish to you for a happy week.

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  2. Driftwood is sort of magical. I remember some beaches along the Oregon Coast that were bursting with driftwood. I also love the semi-shallow depth-of-field in the top photo as it really draws attention to Eivor and Pearl. Wonderful words and images as always, Xenia! πŸ™‚

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