Tanka: Imbolc

Cairngorms National Park

a smiling brindle whippet in a yellow jacket looking to her right on a forest trail
a smiling brindle whippet in a yellow jacket on a forest trail

Imbolc –
the waters of
our heart
awaken in the glen we walk
a deep sense of belonging

Β© Xenia Tran

a mountain stream flowing through the forest and glen

Imbolc is a Celtic holiday that honours the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, celebrated in Neolithic Ireland and Scotland.

To celebrate we are delighted to share the video below featuring Am Monadh Ruadh by the Calum Stewart Quartet:

Wishing you all a blessed Imbolc and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Belonging

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.

35 thoughts on “Tanka: Imbolc”

  1. Wishing you all a blessed Imbolc and a peaceful rest of the week πŸ’š Thank you for sharing that beautiful video. Much love from our house to yours πŸ’•πŸ•πŸ’•xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Anne, so lovely you enjoyed the video too 🎢 Wishing you and yours a blessed Imbolc as well and happiness and peace to you and sweet Biasini from all of us here πŸ€—πŸ§‘πŸ΄ xxx

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  2. ah! I have missed the sights and sounds of the Highlands viewed through your lens and words! From my whisky aficionado husband, I know that water is the heart of a good whisky, and in fact, to life itself; your poem rings that true.

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  3. I love this time of year, when the Earth begins to wake up after winter. Lyra has just been spayed so she isn’t feeling it yet, but she’s recovering well and will soon be gambolling among the daffodils! Much love and Imbolc blessings to you and lovely Misty – I love her sweet expression in these photos. xxx ❀ ❀

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Annabelle, it is such a lovely time of year πŸ’š Great to hear sweet Lyra is recovering well from her operation πŸ’œ Imbolc blessings to both of you too and much love back from our house to yours πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Mary and for walking along with us here πŸΎπŸ’›πŸΎ Wishing you happy days ahead too and much love back to you, Gibbs and Hoshi from all of us here πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸˆ xxx

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