Tanka: Finding Happiness

a smiling whippet in a red jacket on the beach
a smiling senior whippet in a red jacket walking along the beach beside a tidal burn

this summer
finding happiness
where we belong
a river smooths the stones
that tumble from the mountain

Β© Xenia Tran

haikuKATHA Issue 10, August 2022

a smiling senior whippet in a red jacket walking beside a tidal burn

With warm thanks to Billie Dee and Kala Ramesh for their suggestions to improve the above tanka.

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

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Tanka Thursday: Find

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #132

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: Finding Happiness”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy πŸ’› Misty is so sweet and positive, she puts big smiles on our faces too 😊 Wishing you a happy Monday and much love back to you and sweet Flynn from all of us here πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ• xxx

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  1. I loved this one so much that I read it two times. I imagine you have stones tumbling from the mountains of love and still you find joy in the new summer breeze. I still send you my condolences because the loss is large because your love is large. I am actually grateful that Misty came into your life. About six months before our oldest cat died, we took in a foster cat, Jack. Then we learned that my friend was too ill to ever take him back (and we’d fallen in love with him already) so we adopted him. Then six months after Star died, Chloe got cancer and died within weeks of diagnosis. We hadn’t been looking for another cat but I am so grateful that he is here with us. He is young and curious and quite a handsome Siberian dark silver cat who is so trusting. He fits into our family so well. He doesn’t replace Star or Chloe, they will always have a special place in our hearts, but it is a comfort to nurture a cat we love. I suspect this is something like what happened with you. Take care, Xenia. You are in my heart.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing your beautiful story dear LuAnne. It is so special how Jack came into your lives and will now have his loving forever home with you. He sounds like a sweet soul and fun character and every cat is so unique and loving in their own way. We are so grateful that Misty came into our lives at a time when both our hearts and her family’s hearts were broken open too. There is a lot of love and healing and Misty is the sweetest soul we could have wished for. She fits into our lives as if it is the most natural thing and we look forward to sharing this part of the journey with her. I am so sorry about your loss of Star and Chloe and you are in my heart too πŸ’žπŸ’œπŸ’ž xxx

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