World Haiku Series 2020 (102) Haiku by Xenia Tran

We are deeply honoured to share these Haiku and Photo Haiku as part of the World Haiku Series 2020, in respect of the 326th anniversary of Matsuo Bashõ’s passing and in respect of all the souls who lost their lives to COVID-19. A warm-hearted thank you to Mr Hidenori Hiruta for his beautiful Japanese translations and for creating this wonderful series.

Akita International Haiku Network

a glance to the left
to see you breathing

(Frogpond Vol 43:3 Fall 2020)


his grey hair
full of sunlight
the sea retreats

(The Bamboo Hut, Issue 4 – 2020)


village store
the parrot tells us
there’s no bread

(Bundled Wildflowers, Haiku Society of America 2020 Members’ Anthology)


north wind
lilies of the valley
shelter in place

(Haiku Dialogue: Haiku Prism – White, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 20 May 2020)


adjusting pillows
before the night spreads
his final round

(First published in EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2020 and subsequently included in TheHelping Hand Haiku Anthology, edited by Robert Epstein, Middle Island Press, 2020)


our old telepathy
works again

(Frameless Sky Issue 12, 2020)


back from the shelter she names…

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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.

31 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2020 (102) Haiku by Xenia Tran”

  1. We are most grateful to you for having sent your fine works of haiku and photo haiku and for having shared them with haiku friends all over the world. Hidenori Hiruta

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Mr Hidenori Hiruta and for creating this beautiful series. It has been a great pleasure to read so many wonderful haiku from around the world and a great honour to be able to offer my haiku and photo haiku too. Matsuo Bashõ has been such an inspiration and it is lovely that his work and spirit continues to touch the hearts of many.


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