Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday – “Delving Into The Traditional” (posted by Lillian)
“**Let’s journey together into an interior. Go back in time to one of the very first houses you remember living in. Try to recall a room or place in that house. Take your mind around the room to see what details you can picture. Do you remember this room because of something that happened there…..or someone who habitually sat there?
**Your haibun will begin with 1 or 2 tight paragraphs of prose describing that room. Take us into its interior. It must be a true accounting; not fiction.”
**Add a TRADITIONAL haiku. Follow the haiku musts given above. If you just skipped down the post to read this prompt, go back up to read the musts for a haiku – and the section on the SAIJIKI. Let’s try our hand at a traditional haiku!
The houses were attached on three sides, with windows facing only
front, looking out on a small patch of garden. An accident provided
the low down payment required on our first house. My husband
and I had only known apartment life.
Black cat curled on red cloth rocking chair in our cozy living room
which underwent many changes–flood ruined our blue foam sofa,
a Springer Spaniel joined us eating carpeting, and unrolling
toilet paper. The frayed edges remained in that room. Despite all
manner of tricks, even sprinkling carpet with crushed red pepper,
dog continued her “treats when parents are not home” routine.
Sunlight brightened this room, in which we spent happy times.
bubbling over rocks, and sticks
tickling lush green woods