Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at a new month of our wonderful Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. This month, April 2018, I will challenge you to create haibun in several forms like kikôbun, One-bun and Haibun. As you all (maybe) know haibun is another Japanese poetry form in which prose and poetry are combined. An example of this form is Matsuo Basho's renown classic "The Small Road Into The Deep North", a haibun we have read here together several years ago.
There are more than one kinds of haibun, for example the kikôbun. Let me tell you in short what a "kikôbun" is:
The key specification is that a kikôbun involves movement of the writer, in that it is a short travel diary. The haiku should not repeat what is in the prose, and should not attempt to ′globalise’ the prose like a conclusion.
of the most distant stars, which describes for us the size and age of the universe, won't reach us for aeons, leaving us to imagine ...
dark space the red shift of my mind
This month I will give you a theme for every episode. You may use that theme in all its glory and in all its meanings. In every episode I will give you also the haibun-form you have to use and rules to work with. For example a rule can be "a maximum of words" or "use the classical rules for your haiku".
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|Rainbow (image found on Pinterest)|
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