Tanka: Gulls and Geese

a brindle whippet in a red jacket near rockpools
a smiling brindle whippet in a red jacket walking across tidal sands

gulls chatter
on the other side of the rocks
looking round
the sky suddenly fills
with a thousand voices

© Xenia Tran

tidal pools, rock pools, rocks and the sea under a blue sky

In other news, we are delighted that my poems First LightEarthlightAccepting the Sun and Shenandoah have been included in The Haiku Way to Healing Anthology edited by Robert Epstein (2022) …

Robert Epstein The Haik Way to Healing Anthology

… and for our Dutch readers:

OchtendschemerRozen Snoeien and Nachtvissen have been included in Aan Het Woord 2022 – Lange Verhalen, edited by Riet de Bakker, Jan Guichelaar, Henk van der Werff and Jean-Marie Werrebrouck, published by Haiku Kring Nederland and Haiku-centrum Vlaanderen (2022).

Lange Verhalen, Aan het Woord 2022 Anthology

Dorpswinkel appears in the Haiku-kantelkalender 2023. 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.

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

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Round

CMMC: November Pick a Topic from my Photo (Water, Reflections)

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.

29 thoughts on “Tanka: Gulls and Geese”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy and Misty says thank you for the pats too 🐾💚🐾 Wishing you a lovely rest of the week as well and please give sweet Flynn a gentle pat from us all 🤗💕🐕 xxx

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  1. Congratulations, Xenia! Your poem made me think of how I used to climb a small mountain in Southern California just before sunset to watch a spiral of gulls spin up and up then head to the ocean. I don’t know where they were before that moment, only where they went. And, Misty, I love your smile. Invariably, I smile back. 💚🐾

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Martha, it must have been a lovely sight, seeing those gulls spin up and head out to the ocean 💙 Misty says thank you for the smiles too 🐾💛🐾 and sends love and wags to you, Bear and Teddy from all of us here 💕🐕💕 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Mary and so lovely to hear it brings back memories of sandhill cranes and geese filling the air with their voices 💚 Wishing you a wonderful new week too and much love back from our house to yours 🤗💕🐈 xxx

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