Haiku: Sea of Daffodils

lensball image of flowering daffodils and crocus
close up shot of flowering daffodils

sea of daffodils
the green tick in your window
tells us you’re OK

© Xenia Tran

macro shot of three daffodils opening

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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The stories, poems and photographs on Tranature are the original creative work of Xenia Tran, inspired by the natural surroundings of the Scottish Highlands.

40 thoughts on “Haiku: Sea of Daffodils”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, it’s a wonderful idea and seems to work well 🧡 Wishing you and yours a lovely peaceful day too 🤗💕🐕 xxx

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    1. Thank you dear Ally, it’s a very effective way for a small rural community to keep an eye out for one another. Wishing you a peaceful Sunday and hope you are safe and well too 💜 xxx


    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Ali. There are so many rural communities where elderly residents are not hooked up to the internet or mobile phone networks and this is a great solution. You take good care too 💜 xxx

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    1. Thank you dear Eliza, it’s lovely to see people look after one another in ever more amazing ways. Hope you are safe and well too 💖🍃 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Pat, it really works. May you stay safe and well too 💖🍃 xxx


  1. I love the “ticks” idea Xenia, how wonderful that people can be monitored without calling out for help. Here’s hoping there is much green. Congratulations on being selected for this beautiful Haiku. Love the globe shot!

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