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A haibun is a form of Japanese poetry pioneered by the poet Basho, and comprising a section of prose followed by haiku, but there is more to a haibun. What is haibun in poetry (complete definition)?

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Premium Member CLOTHES FOR SIX
It was the sixties. We had an awesome arrangement with both grand-mothers. Dad’s mom sewed for the two boys and mom’s mom sewed for the four girls. They was a godsend. ...Read More
Categories: blessing, children, clothes, grandmother,
Form: Haibun

Mom recalled finding a snake once in the window of the second floor girls’ bedroom. How it got there, no one would ever know. But she ran out of there like she had seen...Read More
Categories: fear, home, house, youth,
Form: Haibun
Mom’s mother would load up the car like nobody’s business. Random supplies, clothes handsewn and hand-me-downs, handmade quilts, food, oranges, 50lb tins of shortening to convert into dual-purpose storage and seats with pretty little...Read More
Categories: christmas, family, giving, grandmother,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member PARTY LINE
I don’t remember much about our party line only that we weren’t quite as bad off as what they showed on the Green Acres tv series. We didn’t have to climb a pole to make...Read More
Categories: community, family, nostalgia, social,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member VW BEETLE
Two adults and six kids jammed into a VW beetle. We could have been the poster family for their commercial. Driving twenty-five miles into town and back for Sunday mass. What an excursion. Singing was...Read More
Categories: car, family, growing up,
Form: Haibun

Let go of to get to
We are not the limited ego mind body. Who then, is the seeker seeking and to what end? Essence of presence, being self existent blissful unbound awareness, is vibrant and unfettered. Smile awhile hermit Who within seeks...Read More
Categories: spiritual,
Form: Haibun
The jigsaw puzzle
Neti neti, not this, not this! Negating illusions ephemeral, searching for the eternal, that that neither comes nor goes, the jigsaw puzzle becomes complete upon recognising that the entity searching, in as a separate identity...Read More
Categories: spiritual,
Form: Haibun
An army of vampires, this night’s parade. Paralyzed are the gawking present day minds. Mouths agape, rubbing eyes, a thought that there may be no escape. The sign out front would be humorous except it’s...Read More
Categories: dark, humor,
Form: Haibun
Holy abduction left lands oozing wounds egregiously damned. Alien trickery launched leprosy on well-endowed denizens. Howls diabolical leapt like ogres wielding Eden’s demands. Hungry angels feasting lustily on wares eminently divine! How a loved-one’s cautionary...Read More
Categories: allusion,
Form: Haibun
Throb of bliss
The energy path of tantra is direct and unapologetic, as also unmistakable. Thought rested, we vividly feel within, soma nectar navigating an esoteric path of its choosing through hidden nadis within our energy grid. Upon...Read More
Categories: spiritual,
Form: Haibun
GO TO THE HEAD OF THE CLASS Go to the head of the class. Colorful heads snapped into plastic bases or classic wooden heads. Roll and move, stepping on desks. Teacher pretends not to notice. You're...Read More
Categories: games,
Form: Haibun
Flame eternal
Life goes by. What remains of the past is memory, coloured by perception, the perception by conditioning, mired in habit borne stagnation, borne of indulgence in narrow ego cravings. Nothing save the void of eternal...Read More
Categories: life, silence, spiritual,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Bald Eagle Soaring
A warm October day finds me on the couch on my porch, poring over magazines which have stacked up for a year. Getting ideas for poems, for lesson plans, for possible future books or paintings....Read More
Categories: 3rd grade, 4th grade,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member The flow of the poem
Silence touches my imagination with whispers of gentle feelings, inspirations who thrive on insight and wisdom, loving promises that leave me without a doubt. Hues of melancholy and mystery enchant my inner thoughts so that...Read More
Categories: inspiration, muse, poems, poetry,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member porch cat
A pleasant seventy three degrees this morning greeted me as I delivered myself, cinnamon sugar toast and coffee onto my porch. Shark my tabby was stretched out that elongated cat stretch which only cat owners...Read More
Categories: cat,
Form: Haibun

Specific Types of Haibun Poems

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