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Haibun Thinking – January 27th 2015

Welcome to Haibun Thinking.  A weekly challenge to get your creative juices running. The challenge is to create something from one of the prompts below using the form of the Haibun. A piece of work ending in a Haiku style poem of three lines. After you have completed it, please add your link to the InLinkz frog creature for all to read.

Thank you for taking part.

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).

A piece of fiction or a memory finishing with a Haiku style poem.

This week is freestyle week.

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ART PROMPT

Sleep With Butterflies by Tincek Marincek

Sleep With Butterflies
by
Tincek Marincek

PHOTO PROMPT

Ben Franklin by Jules Paige

Ben Franklin by Jules Paige

LITERARY QUOTE

“…you can,
you should,
and if you’re brave enough to start,
you will.”
(Stephen KingOn Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft)

PHOTO PROMPT

© A Mixed Bag 2014

FILM QUOTE

“Good morning…Oh, and in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!”
Jim Carrey – The Truman Show

PHOTO PROMPT

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Haibun Thinking – December 23rd 2014

Welcome to Haibun Thinking.  A weekly challenge to get your creative juices running. The challenge is to create something from one of the prompts below using the form of the Haibun. A piece of work ending in a Haiku style poem of three lines. After you have completed it, please add your link to the InLinkz frog creature for all to read.

Thank you for taking part.

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).

A piece of fiction or a memory finishing with a Haiku style poem.

This week is freestyle week.


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FILM PROMPT

“Carpe diem. Seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary”
~ Dead poets Society (Robin Williams)

LITERATURE QUOTE

“Not all those who wander are lost”
J.R.R. Tolkein (The Fellowship of the Ring)

© Alastair Forbes

Starry Night © Leonardo Da Vinci

Starry Night
© Vincent van Gogh

Photo supplied by Terry Shepherd

Photo supplied by
Terry Shepherd

Haibun Thinking – November 25th 2014

Welcome to Haibun Thinking.  A weekly challenge to get your creative juices running. The challenge is to create something from one of the prompts below using the form of the Haibun. A piece of work ending in a Haiku style poem of three lines. After you have completed it, please add your link to the InLinkz frog creature for all to read.

Thank you for taking part.

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).

A piece of fiction or a memory finishing with a Haiku style poem.

This week is Freestyle week. You can either use anything you like as a prompt, although here are the ones from the last few weeks if you need an idea.


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FILM QUOTE

“All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain.”
~ Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner)

LITERARY QUOTE

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!
How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book!”
~ Jane Austen (Pride & Prejudice)

Sally My Beautiful Things

Sally
My Beautiful Things

Tienny The Storyteller

Tienny The Storyteller

© Arthur Browne

© Arthur Browne

Alchemy by Victoria Frances

Alchemy by Victoria Frances

Haibun Thinking – October 28th 2014

This week’s Haibun Thinking is Freestyle Week. You can choose whatever you want as your subject. If you need some inspiration, the prompts from the last three weeks are also included here.


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Literary Quote

“Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do.
It is much easier to skip it
and go from one childhood to another.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Film Quote

“You came here in that thing?
You’re braver than I thought.”
~ Carrie Fisher (Star Wars)

 

Haibun Thinking: Week 12 – April 8th 2014

This week’s Haibun Thinking is “Freestyle” Week. This is to produce a Haibun with no prompt. After thinking about this, I felt this may not be helpful to everybody, so I decided that you can either use anything of your choice as a prompt, or if you have difficulty trying to get something to come to you, then you can use one of the prompts already used. I have included all six of the previous photos, art piece or quotes.

Feel free to have a go, it is fun.


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Literary Quote

To have the sense of one’s intrinsic worth … is potentially to have everything
~ Joan Didion

Film Quote

Golly, did I hear you say you would be free if you could?

Gussy the Goose, Charlotte’s Web (2006)

 

Haibun Thinking Week 8: Freestyle Week

This week’s Haibun Thinking is “Freestyle” Week. This is to produce a Haibun with no prompt. After thinking about this, I felt this may not be helpful to everybody, so I decided that you can either use anything of your choice as a prompt, or if you have difficulty trying to get something to come to you, then you can use one of the prompts already used. I have included all six of the previous photos, art piece or quotes.

Feel free to have a go, it is fun.


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Literature Prompt

© Arthur Browne

© Arthur Browne

Today you are you!
That is truer than true!
There is no one alive who is you-er than you!

~ Dr Seuss

 

FILM QUOTE:

“Don’t forget – I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy,
asking him to love her.”

– Notting Hill

 

© A Mixed Bag

© A Mixed Bag

Cherubs by Michelangelo

Cherubs by Michelangelo

 

© Michael Grogan

© Michael Grogan

Haibun Thinking: Week 4 – February 11th 2014

This week’s Haibun Thinking is “Freestyle” Week. This is to produce a Haibun with no prompt. After thinking about this, I felt this may not be helpful to everybody, so I decided that you can either use anything of your choice as a prompt, or if you have difficulty trying to get something to come to you, then you can use one of the prompts already used. I have included all six of the previous photos, art piece or quotes.

I would like to give Anja a mention as it is her birthday today, so Happy Birthday Anja, have a good day



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The prompts are:

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

Literature Prompt:

Gathering her brows like gathering storm, Nursing her wrath to keep it warm
Robert Burns

Photo & Art Prompts:

Ranger and Monty © Kathryn Forbes 2013

Ranger and Monty © Kathryn Forbes 2013