Tag Archives: Haibun

best friends

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Memorial in Washington, D.C.

“Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday:  Memorial  (posted by Frank T.) Write a haibun that alludes to the concept of memorial in some way.” On our trip were two ex-soldiers, my father in World War II, and my … Continue reading

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All Thoughts Have Merit

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 April PAD – Day 15 “Write a prediction poem.  Make a prediction, write another person’s correct or incorrect prediction.” She said, careful, rain storms tonight thought she was right He said our snowstorm would be … Continue reading

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Birthday Madness

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday:  March Madness  (posted by Merrill) “Can you believe it’s already March? Well, the calendar says it is, and here the days are growing longer, and flowers are trying to pop up through … Continue reading

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losing branches

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Season Your Poetry Part II (posted by Toni) “Matsuo Basho invented the Haibun form during the Edo period while travelling on a journey – for enlightenment! He kept a daily travel journal … Continue reading

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First Taste of Intolerance

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Zero Tolerance Various countries have laws for zero tolerance of: Using certain pesticides and chemicals, Bullying in the workplace, Dealing Narcotics, Driving while intoxicated, Belonging to gangs, Using weapons and drugs and violence in schools, … Continue reading

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Morning Meditation

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday: Solitude  (posted by Kim) “I regularly read Brain Pickings by Maria Popova and a recent one had an article about Hermann Hesse on solitude.  The article starts by describing how Hesse’s ideas about … Continue reading

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Seeking

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #66 On the road again … Tacna (Peru) We have arrived at Tacna Peru, close to the Chile border, and as you maybe know Peru was once part of Spain and the main religion … Continue reading

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January

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday – “January”  (posted by Kim) “There is an overall feeling of emptiness, which is reflected in the January skies: they are grey, there are no birds and, at the moment of writing, … Continue reading

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