Haiku: Passing Spring

close up of a black whippet with a brown and beige patterned collar on the beach, looking into the distance

blossom haze
spring is passing
before our eyes

© Xenia Tran

close up of a black whippet on the beach looking at the camera

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 160.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #83: Blossom Haze

Carpe Diem #1653: Passing Spring (yuku haru)

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Eyes

This poem features in Between Heather and Grass. If you haven’t read the book yet, feel free to take a peek inside:

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Look inside …

We are deeply honoured and delighted that the above haiku has subsequently been featured as part of the World Haiku Series 2019 organised by the Akita International Haiku Network, together with a Japanese translation by Hidenori Hiruta.

Author: whippetwisdom

The stories, poems and photographs on this blog are the original creative work of Xenia Tran. Inspired by life in the Scottish Highlands and in awe of nature she gives voice to the wisdom of her adopted and fostered whippets.

32 thoughts on “Haiku: Passing Spring”

    1. Thank you dear Cathy, it was a beautiful collaboration with haiku poets for World Haiku Day 💜 Wishing you a wonderful evening and much love from our house to yours 🤗🐾💖🐾 xxx


    1. Thank you dear Liesbet, it was lovely to take part with so many other haiku poets and Eivor loves to have a very attentive gaze at the world 💜 Hope Summer’s coming where you are too and much love to you and Mark from all of us here 🤗🐾💖🐾 xxx

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