The sea retreats as the sun rises, leaving ripples in sand and glittering water. It’s great to be back on the beach. Pearl runs after balls and catches them mid-air. Eivor walks more quietly and gazes past the headland. We both rest our eyes on the mountains and hear a gentle voice saying Stay, stay a little longer.
walking through tidal pools
a star follows
© Xenia Tran
A later version of this haibun was published in haikuKATHA Issue 11, September 2022.
Below is a trailer video for the book which includes this haiku, as well as a clip of Eivor and Pearl on the beach you see in the photographs above.
A special post will follow later this month about the money we have raised so far with the sale of the book.
We wish you all a happy Thursday and a wonderful rest of the week,
with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx
Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.
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