sea of daffodils
the green tick in your window
tells us you’re OK
© Xenia Tran
Across the Highlands community groups are doing their best to look after the most vulnerable among us, as Covid-19 is spreading here too. In the village of Ballachulish every household received flags for display in their window or front door. A green tick means you’re healthy and able to go about your business, a red cross means you’re not so well and need help. Volunteers monitor the displays and arrange assistance where it is needed.
This haiku was first published in Haiku Dialogue: The Haiku Mind – Signs of Spring, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 25 March 2020. A very big thank you to guest editor Tia Haynes and post manager Lori Zajkowski for featuring my poem and putting this beautiful edition together.
Wishing you a blessed Sunday and may you all stay safe and well,
with love from Xenia xxx
Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.
Settings: f/5 – 1/400 s – ISO 200 and f/3.5 – 1/800 s – ISO 160.
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