Alive – A Tanka


Life courses through me,

I don’t want to just survive,

I want to break free;

To run, dance, succeed and thrive,

To feel awake, feel alive.


Emma H, age 26, 18/08/2017

Tanka based on the words “life” and “survival” according to Kiwinana’s Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 58. To partake or read other entries, check out her blog below:

The accompanying photo is of our family dog, Alfie, enjoying life and a cold paddle in the Lake District!

Supporters – A Haiku


Athletes feel the vibes,

Riding a wave of support:

Mental crowdsurfing.

Emma H, age 26, 17/07/2017

I had the good fortune of attending recently both the World Para Athletics and World Athletics Championships at the London Stadium – at both events the atmosphere was electric, inspiring me to write the haiku above.