World Haiku Series 2019 (199) Haiku by Xenia Tran

World Haiku Series 2019 (199)

Haiku by Xenia Tran

 

blossom haze

spring is passing

before our eyes

 

– from Between Heather and Grass – Poems Filled with Love, Hope and Whippets by Xenia Tran (Nairn, UK: Holistic Linguistics, 2019)

 

花のもや

春が過ぎて行く

目の前で

 

light rain

around the buddha’s feet

a sea of diamonds

 

– published in EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2019 (Winchester, VA: The Haiku Foundation, 2019)

 

小雨

仏の足の周り

ダイヤモンドの海

 

sea pinks

sunlight draws her colours

around the rocks

 

– published on Whippet Wisdom blog

 

海のピンク

日光が色を描く

岩の周りに

 

these colours

the new and ever newer

gifts from the sea

 

– from Between Heather and Grass – Poems Filled with Love, Hope and Whippets by Xenia Tran (Nairn, UK: Holistic Linguistics, 2019)

 

これらの色

新しい、かってないほど新しい

海からの贈り物

 

empty salad bowl

too beautiful to eat

these flowers

 

– published on Tranature blog

 

空のサラダボウル

美しすぎて食べられない

これらの花を

 

stillness of trees

the wind picks up where she left

a blackbird singing

 

– published on Whippet Wisdom blog

 

木の静けさ

風が彼女の去ったところで強くなる

ムクドリモドキの歌

 

autumn woods

still this green holding

onto blue

 

– published on Whippet Wisdom blog

 

秋の森

まだこの緑は持ち続け

青に

 

an eagle calls –

whose star greets the sky

in these moments

 

– published on Whippet Wisdom blog

 

鷲が叫ぶ

星が空に挨拶する

これらの瞬間 

 

hazy moon

we carry the starfish

back to sea

 

– from Sharing Our Horizon – A Journey Through the Scottish Highlands with Two Adopted Whippets by Xenia Tran (Nairn, UK: Holistic Linguistics, 2018)

 

もやのかかった月

ヒトデを運び

海に戻す

 

frost melts

the buddha in our garden

smiles again

 

– from Sharing Our Horizon – A Journey Through the Scottish Highlands with Two Adopted Whippets by Xenia Tran (Nairn, UK: Holistic Linguistics, 2018)

 

霜が溶ける

私たちの庭の仏

再び微笑む

 

Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

Biography:

Xenia Tran was born in The Netherlands in 1962 and lives in the Scottish Highlands with her husband and two adopted whippets.

She blogs at whippetwisdom.com and tranature.com.

Her poems have appeared on television, in online poetry journals, print magazines and anthologies.

Her first collection of poems and photographs Sharing Our Horizon – A Journey through the Scottish Highlands with Two Adopted Whippets was published in September 2018 in aid of animal rehoming charities.

Her second collection Between Heather and Grass – Poems Filled with Love, Hope and Whippets was published in October 2019 in aid of Children with Cancer UK and animal rehoming charities.

Both books are available in paperback, ebook and Kindle editions.

Haiku offers her the opportunity to pause, to be fully present in a moment and to connect with that moment in a few simple words. It is a breathing space in a busy life, a breathing space that she will always treasure. 

8 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (199) Haiku by Xenia Tran

  1. Reblogged this on Whippet Wisdom – a Highland Journey and commented:
    We are deeply honoured and delighted to share our haiku with haiku friends in the world and appreciate each other’s haiku as part of the World Haiku Series 2019, celebrating the 330th anniversary of Bashõ’s visit to Kisakata at the same time. A special thank you to Mr Hidenori Hiruta for his beautiful Japanese translations.

  2. Thank you so much for your beautiful translations and for allowing me to part of this beautiful series celebrating haiku poetry. Yours sincerely with best wishes, Xenia

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