Written for: Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #23 Kamishibai, the art of story telling
This weekend I love to challenge you to create a haibun, be the storyteller like Basho, Of course this is a challenge so there are a few rules:
Your haibun may have a maximum of 250 words (including the haiku). The haiku in your haibun have to be classical, so with 5-7-5 syllables, a seasonword, a cuttingword, an interchangeable first and third line, a deeper meaning and of course nature. The haiku has to be that really short moment similar with the sound of a pebble thrown into water.
Than a last “rule”, your haibun must be themed “springtime”.
Here is my attempt:
A happy Springtime memory for me is one of a stroll
through arched cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
on a chilly, sunshine-bright day.
An aisle like a impressionist water-color–all in pink and white–
glistened as diamonds from winks of sun. Petals peppered the ground
so that earth was covered. I felt afloat in another world
bouquets of pink and white
float from winter to spring