st brigid’s day
hand in hand we brace
the snow storm
(Whippet Wisdom blog, 1 February 2021)
(Asahi Haikuist Network, The Asahi Shimbun, 5 February 2021)
an old pen
fills with ink
(Autumn Moon Haiku Journal 4:2, Spring/Summer 2021)
carving out this life
around the sun
(Haiku Dialogue, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 4 March 2021)
lost and found
a barn key glitters
in the moonlight
(Asahi Haikuist Network, The Asahi Shimbun, 17 September 2021)
we flock to save
the stranded dolphin
(Haiku Dialogue, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 4 August 2021)
this life and the next
(Whippet Wisdom blog, 7 October 2021)
lighting the stove
a salmon follows the stars
on the river
(The Bamboo Hut, Number 3, 2021)
small seeds are sown
to save the forests
(Asahi Haikuist Network, The Asahi Shimbun, 19 November 2021)
a bird appears
in the cloud
(EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2021 – Entering the Earth, The Haiku Foundation)
― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta
Xenia Tran is a poet, artist and photographer who lives and works in the Scottish Highlands with her husband and adopted animals.
Originally from The Netherlands, she writes haiku in Dutch and English.
Her poems have been featured in haiku calendars, a haiku wheel, on television and in videos, anthologies, journals and magazines as well as in two full-length collections.
A regular blogger since early 2016, she shares her images and words at https://tranature.com and https://whippetwisdom.com.
She is passionate about safeguarding the natural beauty of our world for future generations and in 2021 she started the Tranature Grove with Trees for Life as part of a rewilding project in the Scottish Highlands.
9 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2021 (52) Haiku by Xenia Tran”
Congratulations on this honor, Xenia. I’m so delighted to read your wonderful haiku here. And thank you, Hiruta-san, for including Xenia’s work here.
Dear Mr Hidenori Hiruta, thank you so much for your beautiful Japanese translations and offering me the opportunity to read and share haiku as part of this beautiful World Haiku Series. Thank you too to the Akita International Haiku Network for organising the series and to all the sponsors who support the World Haiku Series. It is a great honour to be part of this celebration of haiku and discover new haiku from poets from around the world. With gratitude and in haiku friendship, Xenia.
Thank you so much for your kind words and your support dear Mike.
Reblogged this on Whippet Wisdom – a Highland Journey and commented:
The Akita International Haiku Network has organised the World Haiku Series 2021 ‘as a token of gratitude to our friends for their great contribution and their deep love of haiku’ and I am deeply humbled, honoured and grateful to contribute haiku and images to these special series too. A warm-hearted thank you to Mr Hidenori Hiruta for his beautiful translations, to the Akita International Haiku Network for the organisation and to all the sponsors who made this series possible.
A lovely read, Xenia.
an old pen
fills with ink
A unique take on cherry blossoms — loved what you did!
Congratulations Xenia, love your haiku and your blog.
Thank you so much for your kind words dear Sasha!
Thank you so much for your kind words and your support dear Madhuri.