Swept Away

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #89 – Extreme Haibun . . . Rain

An extreme haibun is, as you maybe remember, a haibun is prose and poetry together, a kind of symbiosis so to say. I will give you a theme and than I challenge you to create an extreme haibun with a maximum of 100 words including the poems.

For this extreme haibun I have chosen the theme “RAIN”. Create a haibun themed rain and share it with us all here at our Haiku Kai.

Years ago, a powerful rain storm swept though our neighborhood. On one
of the main streets, stood a seafood restaurant, fronted by a large
boat. The rain raced down so fiercely, that the boat became unmoored,
and floated down the street.

No one was happy about the rainstorm; several basements in the
area were flooded. But the sight of that boat taking off down
the street, produced laughs and a good story to remember.

a vivid medley
flowers arrayed in front yards
Result of Spring rain


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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