Go Dog Go Cafe Haiban challenge.
Welcome to Go Dog Go Cafe’s Haibun Wednesday!
What exactly is Haibun?
Autobiographical poetic prose accompanied by haiku.
In his old age Basho, who may be credited with establishing the haiku form, undertook a long journey to the remote regions of northern Japan, fully expecting to die before completing it. He did complete the journey, and his record of it has become a classic of world literature and an example, in the broadest sense, of haibun, autobiographical poetic prose accompanied by haiku.
– Journey to the Interior, American Versions of Haibun, Edited by Bruce Ross
This week’s writer’s guide…
[Concerning Haiku] So to write a haiku means to write about how you feel at a certain moment in time even if you are writing it down sometime after…[a haiku] tries to present feelings through images that were part of an experience.
How to Haiku, Bruce…
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