the child I once was
in the garden
© Xenia Tran
This haiku was first published in Haiku Dialogue: Haiku Prism – Blue, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 15 April 2020. A very big thank you to guest editor Tia Haynes and post manager Lori Zajkowski for featuring my poem and putting this beautiful edition together.
A Dutch interpretation of this haiku has been included in the anthology Aan het Woord 2020 – de geur van geluid, edited by Ferre Denis, Maria de Bie and Nol Hovens, published by Haiku Kring Nederland and Haiku-centrum Vlaanderen. Heartfelt thanks to the editors for including my poem and creating this wonderful anthology.
This haiku was subsequently featured in the World Haiku Series 2020, facilitated by the Akita International Haiku Network with a beautiful Japanese translation by Mr Hidenori Hiruta. A warm-hearted thank you to Mr Hiruta for including this poem in respect of the 326th anniversary of Matsuo Bashõ’s passing and all the souls of those who lost their lives to COVID-19.
Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,
with love from Xenia xxx
Photograps by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5 – 1/250 s – ISO 100 and f/3.5 – 1/320 s – ISO 100.
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