Tanka: Light Beams

two whippets in black jackets near a grassy bank

drawn in
once the rain passes
through the glen
the first cowslips of spring
reveal a tender yellow

© Xenia Tran

early cowslip blooming in wet grass

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Tanka Thursday: Spring

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Beam

Tanka: Interlaced Reflections

a wooden bridge and leafless trees reflected in a small loch

morning dew
a bridge and trees
interweave
the wild and the man-made
in the loch’s reflection

© Xenia Tran

a black senior whippet in a warm jacket on a woodland trail beside a small loch

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Wild

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Interlace

Tanka: Stone Spirits

a blue and white whippet carefully stepping across shingle and rocks on a tidal beach

precious earth –
each stone its own
aura
our souls so closely aligned
with all that we see

© Xenia Tran

close up of a senior blue and white whippet bending down to sniff stones on the beach

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a blessed Earth Day tomorrow,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Aura

Thurday’s Special: Pick a Word in April 2022 (Salient)

Word of the Day Challenge: Unusual

Tanka: Halcyon Days

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket sniffing the grass on the river bank

morning walk
the forest breathes
tranquility
we lose all track of time
where the river calls us home

© Xenia Tran

dappled light filtering through the trees across a shallow stream

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Time

Your Daily Word Prompt: Halcyon

Tanka: Green Halo

close up of a blue and white whippet in a pink winter jacket on the beach

beach day –
the dogs’ noses
covered in sand
the lighthouse waits until dark
to spin her green halo

© Xenia Tran

a small white lighthouse on the firth with snow-capped peaks across the water

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Lighthouse

CMMC: March – Pick a Topic from my Photo

Tanka: Sunburst

two whippets walking towards the beach at high tide

forest edge
tall shadows meander
towards the sea
peace can guide us home again
as the sun bursts through the trees

© Xenia Tran

sunburst from a low winter sun appearing through the trees

Wishing you a blessed Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Peace

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word (Meandering)

Tanka: Seeds of Love

a whippet in a winter jacket on a forest trail walking towards a tall man's shadow

fallen trees –
a deeper soul can see
angels in shadows
scatter seeds of love
for healing and renewal

© Xenia Tran

close up of a recently cut tree stump in a winter forest

We are deeply honoured and delighted that an earlier tanka I wrote for Tanka Thursday, Soft and Forgiving, has been included in Self-Portrait, Tanka Society of America 2021 Members’ Anthology. A warm-hearted thank you to Michael H Lester for selecting my poem and putting this beautiful edition together and to Eve Castle, for providing the initial inspiration for the poem with her lovely prompt.

book cover of Self-Portrait, TSA 2021 Anthology

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Angel

Word of the Day Challenge: Magnifying

Tanka: Song of the Sea

a common limpet part buried in the tidal sands

between
past and future
a lone limpet
its bright shell sings
a song of the sea

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in winter jackets running on the beach

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Bright

Tanka: Simple Pleasures

a blue and white whippet running with a ball on the beach

simple pleasures
paw prints in the sand
dance around us
with those we love and lost
and their message from the clouds

© Xenia Tran

close up of kelp on the beach with a white feather and a dog's paw prints in the sand

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Love

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Simple Pleasures

PI Poetry Prompt: Clouds

Tanka: Touching Shadows

a smiling black and white whippet in a winter jacket leaping across the beach in the winter sun

winter sun
a smiling dog leaps past
an orange ball
touching the long shadows
of others who are near

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket running across the beach with a pink ball

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Near