Haiku: A New Dawn

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket climbing the dunes
silhouette of a whippet climbing the dunes between marram grass

early dawn
he fills the doorframe
with his laughter

Β© Xenia Tran

Honourable Mention in the 22nd HIA Haiku Contest (2020). A warm-hearted thank you to David Burleigh for selecting my poem and many congratulations to all the other winners.

a small part of a rainbow visible across the mountains on the opposite shore

Yesterday we received a lovely surprise:

European Top 100 Most Creative Haiku Authors Certificate for Xenia Tran

I am deeply honoured and delighted to be included in the European Top 100 Most Creative Haiku Authors in 2021. A warm-hearted thank you to Krzysztof Kokot for selecting me and many congratulations to all my fellow European poets.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2022 and a peaceful year ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge: A New Dawn

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.

77 thoughts on “Haiku: A New Dawn”

  1. This is such exciting news! I’m so happy for you, Xenia, on your award! Your haiku are brilliant and profound and beautiful, and the one included in this post is further proof you deserve such accolades. Here’s wishing you continued success with your literary career. Thanks for blessing us with your poetry. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and your support dear Mike. Writing and reading poetry are a meditative practice for me and it’s lovely when I can share those reflective moments in just a few words and hear they resonate with others. Wishing you happy writing and reading too! 😊✍

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  2. Life iS A Wave FLoWinG Lower For Higher More

    SMiLes Dear Xenia Every Challenge
    Of Life A Doorway to Find New

    Ways of Joy to Give
    And Share Free

    With All Others
    With Least Harm

    Bring on the DarK

    As Nature Will Naturally Do

    i Insist on BreaKinG Dawn Again
    With JoY FoR ALL!

    As Always Play
    Slays Fear

    mY New Year’s
    Resolution #Play2022 !

    Yet ReAlly ALWaYS mYPhone
    Number/Letters For Heaven Now!..:)

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  3. Congratulations, Xenia and well done!
    I commented already on your post, but for some reason, I’m having difficulty leaving comments on certain blogs. Some ask me to log in and others won’t even allow a login! I keep trying different devices to see what works. It’s looking as though it might be linked to Apple devices because my Windows computer seems fine.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Sue! I’ve heard a few other people were having difficulty when trying to leave comments from Apple devices, especially when they’re not in Reader. Hopefully it’s just a glitch and thank you for persevering! πŸ’–

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