Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday – “Unconventional” (posted by Jilly)
I am here to rattle the cages of structure and suggest some non-traditional writing in the realm of the Haibun form. While this won’t qualify as Avant Garde Poetry, I am asking you to put on the attitude of the artist who defies the status quo, as artists and poets have done for centuries.
Be Avant Garde; be unconventional; bend and break the rules! You are artists and it is what artists do! Let us blaze a non-normative path with our Haibuns!
In June, Gay Pride parade rolls in–rainbow flags, outrageous costumes–as
worldwide celebrants of LGBT gather. Fashion flies, and faces beam
in jubilation of this opportunity to be themselves.
Despite festivities, a solemn tone is observed as the 1969 Stonewall riots
in New York are commemorated. Some longtime participants are upset
at the addition of all the non-gay paraders, looking to party, not
understanding that the struggle for equality is still an issue. This is
a chance to highlight the progress, and to see how far we still have to go.
among green gardens
peacocks strut black wing redbirds soar
room for all colors