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Tanka: Meadowsweet and Thistle

#Haiku Happenings #7: Xenia Trans’ latest #tanka for my current #Haikai Challenge!


a swan family preening and relaxing in a moat

shaded meadow
a range of flowers
surrounds our nest
the lockdown gives us time
to see each other clearly

© Xenia Tran

a smiling crow looking at the camera

Shaded Meadow was first published in Ribbons, Spring/Summer 2020: Volume 16, Number 2. A very big thank you to Christine L Villa and the team at Ribbons for putting this beautiful edition together.

Wishing you all a blessed Wednesday and a wonderful rest of the week,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5 – 1/200 s – ISO 125, f/5.6 – 1/320 s – ISO 200 and f/6.5 – 1/250 s – ISO 100.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #148: Summer Meadow

Your Daily Word Prompt: Connote

Word of the Day Challenge: Grace

A further selection of recent publications in online and print journals can be found here:

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