Tanka: One Ray of Light

a brindle whippet in a yellow jacket on the loch shore
a brindle whippet in a yellow jacket on the loch shore

drizzle spills
from low clouds
it only takes
one ray of light to warm
this morning’s forest

Β© Xenia Tran

ripples and waves on the loch's surface and low cloud and mist surrounding the hills

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

with love from Misty 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.

51 thoughts on “Tanka: One Ray of Light”

  1. Oh, that soft, misty light on the trees is magnificent! You captured a stunning moment, Xenia. Misty certainly lights up the place, doesn’t she? πŸ™‚ Greetings from snowy Colorado to both of you! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Anne and Misty says thank you too πŸΎπŸ’›πŸΎ Wishing you a blessed week and please give sweet Biasini a big pat from us all πŸ€—πŸ§‘πŸ΄ xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Annabelle, temperatures dropped to -9C here and today we even had snow! β˜ƒοΈ Hope you and sweet Lyra are keeping warm too and much love back from our house to yours πŸΎπŸ’›πŸΎ xxx

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  2. Beautiful poem, Xenia. I love the idea of a single ray of light to warm up. A streak of light can be delightful and powerful. Love your photography. The yellow dog vest resembles a bright warm light 😊 Hope you are doing well and wishing you well for the season and year ahead πŸ‘£πŸ’•

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Mabel and for walking along with us here πŸΎπŸ’›πŸΎ Hope you are doing well too and wishing you a magical festive season and a blessed new year ahead too πŸ€—πŸ’– xxx

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  3. Ah Yes Dear Xenia
    Looking For That
    Ray oF LiGHT to

    Lead Our Ways

    So Foggy And Warm
    in the Beginning of
    Florida Decemberjune

    Yes Up to A Summery 81F Degrees

    Ray oF LiGHT Chilling With Winter
    Storm Elliott’s Dry Sunshine in Florida
    Bone Chilling Close to Single Digits in Wind

    Chill Yet Here

    Hehe If You Don’t
    Like the Season Perhaps
    Wait Until Tomorrow
    Tonight on Later This
    Week When 75 F

    Yes Returns
    For 10 Degrees
    F Higher Than Normal Again

    i’ll be Wearing Shorts and
    T-Shirts and Perhaps A Light
    Jacket in Winter Storms After
    Soaking Wet From A Work-out

    Close to Nature

    Heat A Challenge

    To Rinse With Sweat

    Cold Invigorating to

    Light Up Soul Again So Very Free
    True it Invigorated me Enough to
    Reach A Milestone And Feat Note of
    Life Leg Pressing 1540 Pounds 12 Reps
    This Afternoon Just Another Bucket List Item Ticked

    Off to Enjoy
    Life in a More
    Robust And
    Vigorous

    Freedom
    of Human
    Potentials With Wings..:)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Fred and congratulations with reaching your milestone! πŸŽ‰ The weather has turned a bit milder here too, even though we still need woolly hats and winter coats! 😊

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      1. Wonderful Dear Xenia
        Happy Scotland
        Highland’s Winter
        Weather Not Too
        Severe Goodness
        Particularly Like
        Buffalo New York
        Here Blessings
        Of Safe Places
        To Live Truly
        Treasures
        Indeed Dear
        FRiEnD With SMiles
        β˜ΊοΈπŸ€—πŸ™πŸβ„οΈπŸΎπŸŽ

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