Welcome to the very first Haibun Thinking. A weekly writing challenge to create verse, prose and haiku using prompts from all areas of art including – but not limited to – movies, songs, art, photography etc.
We are still after art and photos. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any that you want to submit.
Please choose your prompt from below and then add your link to the creature so others can also read your posts. Information about the Haibun is below the prompts
Thank you to Anja of Oh Pithy Me for the Haibun Thinking logo.
Film / Celebrity Prompt
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
– Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
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If you want to know what a Haibun is, take a look at the ABOUT page, and as this is the first one, I will paste here what is written there.
Haibun is a Japanese literary form that combines one or more paragraphs of your written narrative (prose) with a concentrated (short) poem – the haiku. Hai stands for haiku, bun stands for prose.
The haibun and/or the haiku present a relationship between the nature of the human experience and ‘nature’ (the natural order of life).
Haiku is Japanese poetry, usually containing seventeen onji (Japanese sound symbols). Most haiku consist of three unrhymed lines of seventeen or fewer syllables, with the middle line longest, (today’s poets use a variety of line lengths and arrangements).
In the Japanese language the typical haiku has seventeen “sounds” arranged five, seven, and five.
Philosophy behind the haiku: Usually there is a word or phrase that “targets” or identifies the nature of the experience, and another word or words that give a spoken “punctuation” marking a “pause for thought” or giving emphasis to the whole.
© Penny Howe 2013