Written for: Carpe Diem #1692 Summer Love … extreme haibun
“This month we will see a lot of examples of love in Japanese poetry, but for starters I have chosen to challenge you with the creation of a so called “extreme haibun”. An “extreme haibun” is a short story in which you may use a maximum of 50 words including the poetry. So it’s really a short story.
For this first episode the theme of the month is also the theme for the day “Summer Love”.”
They raced side by side to ocean, swimming and splashing.
Each day, a new discovery. Sand held mysteries
if you were willing to dig.
At seasons’s end, their families left for home. The friends
howled, tails between their legs.
cozy in nest
new born robins grow bigger
they dread leaving