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Tanka: A Wonderful Life

#Haiku Happenings #9: Xenia Tran’s latest #tanka for Carpe Diem!

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we find a friend
through this wonderful life
in nature’s magic
the warm light of the dawn
in vibrant winter skies

© Xenia Tran

a blue whippet with a pink ball and a black whippet with a green ball running on the beach in wintercoats

beach at low tide with a small pier and lighthouse at low tide on a sunny Winter morning

Kristjaan at Carpe Diem invites us to write haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry inspired by the song ‘Wonderful Life’ by Colin Vearncombe (aka Black).

Colin passed away surrounded by his family just under a year ago and this post is therefore also a tribute to him and his music. Below is a video clip of him performing the song he became most famous for:

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: f/2.8, 1/500, ISO 160 and f/4, 1/640 s, ISO 160.

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