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Friday, March 22, 2013


Haibun (俳文?, literally, haikai writings) is a prosimetric literary form originating in Japan, combining prose and haiku.

haibun may record a scene, or a special moment, in a highly descriptive and objective manner or may occupy a wholly fictional or dream-like space.[citation needed] The accompanying haiku may have a direct or subtle relationship with the prose and encompass or hint at the gist of what is recorded in the prose sections.

Example Poem

To Kill Those Mocking Words

He was told to write outside of his comfort zone, choosing a form in which he'd never written
and make it his own for just a little while. "Let me use my pencil and tablet ma, this keyboard
is already outside of my comfort zone.  "  But she replied that it was all part of his learning experience.
He continued, dejected because chewing his pencil helped him think.

dialog message
unblanks his screen again -

finger hits cancel

© Lawrencealot - March 19, 2013

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