Tanka Prose: Before the Daffodils


two whippets in winter jackets by sunken wooden breakwater on the beach


Some friends believe our world began in the wrong house, locked in a life with people who thought that love alone would be enough. We can see a shadow in their eyes when they realise our beginnings.

now is all that matters
the past is cast
our scars fade with time
before the daffodils

© Xenia Tran


blue whippet in pink and grey winter jacket running on the beach with a pink ball

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/5, 1/2000 s, ISO 100 and f/6.3, 1/250 s, ISO 100.


Carpe Diem #1405: New Life (“extreme haibun”)

Kristjaan at Carpe Diem invites us to write an ‘extreme haibun’, a haibun in no more than 55 words (including the haiku) about ‘New Life’. I have challenged myself to write this as tanka prose (a paragraph of prose followed by a tanka).

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