he finds his mother
behind the rain
© Xenia Tran
Working with pastels has been a hobby for many years and in my younger years my pieces were on display in cafés, art centres and at a local hospital.
My poems are mostly inspired by real-life experiences and sometimes by a dream or meditation. The above haiku was inspired by a dream and I tried to re-create the moment that sparked the poem in this painting.
I am deeply honoured and delighted that this poem was awarded an Honourable Mention in the International Section of the 2020 Haiku Invitational at the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. A big thank you to judges Agnes Savich, Beth Skala and Gary Hotham for selecting my poem and many congratulations to all the winners.
Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,
with love from Xenia xxx
Photographs and original art (soft pastel on glass paper) by Xenia Tran.
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