Tanka: First Greens

a brindle whippet in a yellow jacket on a sun-lit part of a forest trail
a brindle whippet in a yellow jacket running up a bank in the forest

first green shoots
between the last brown leaves
how smooth
your beautiful otherness
changes with the season

Β© Xenia Tran

leafless birch lit up by the winter sun

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.

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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.

29 thoughts on “Tanka: First Greens”

  1. I love your poem. The phrase beautiful otherness describes the sprouts of Spring perfectly. Lady Misty looks lovely enjoying the woods that’s fixing to burst into a colorful landscape.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear E.C. and for walking along with us here πŸΎπŸ’šπŸΎ Wishing you a blessed day too and please give sweet Shelibean a gentle pat from us all πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ• xxx

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  2. The sparse vegetation lends such a vulnerable feel to the woods. Still beautiful and enchanting, even with the muted color palette. Misty is adorable as always. Wonderful words and images, Xenia. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Mike and for walking along with us here. This palette has such a delicate beauty of its own and one day I would love to paint it. Wishing you a blessed weekend too and much love from our house to yours πŸΎπŸ’œπŸΎ

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  3. Birth oF

    Falling Leaves
    Truly Dear Xenia

    What Else Is THeRE

    Yet Fall RiSinG SPRinG

    True Winter Frozen Soils


    A Way Free For

    Summer FLoWeRS
    Year Around With SMiLes

    Happy Breath of Nature

    Dear Xenia Breathing Our Ways Freer..:)

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