Tanka: Earth Day

Cairngorms National Park

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket climbing over the roots of pine

earth day
we dust last season
from our boots
roots link where pine stand vigil
above an ancient loch

© Xenia Tran

close up shot of the exposed roots of an ancient pine

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

We are deeply honoured and delighted that the first three lines of the above poem appear as a haiku in the Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2021 Visiting the Wind. A big thank you to Erin C. Castaldi for selecting my poem and putting this beautiful anthology together.

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA, 1/640 s


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