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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)?

Premium Member The Bread That Binds
THE BREAD THAT BINDS Look at religion like a sandwich, Judaism being one slice of bread, Islam being the other slice of bread, the true God, the goodness in the middle. Without bread slices, the sandwich would fall...Read More
Categories: metaphor, write,
Form: Haibun



Restaurant Reapings 3
Aware of my attention to her as well as my proximate presence, she went on in a steadily refined rhythm, neither upset nor uplifted, holding my slick sight at reducible ductility and scotching its sneak...Read More
Categories: inspirational, writing,
Form: Haibun
Restaurant Reapings 2
Luckily, the languor didn't last long as a fit of spry gaits hopped into my attention and automatically carried it over------ that was a pair of fine feet in white sneakers. My eyeballs were soon...Read More
Categories: inspirational, writing,
Form: Haibun
Restaurant Reapings 1
With the cross purposes of taking up the slack of my composition and by the way taking some snacks as well, I dragged my feet into the Mc Donald restaurant and randomly picked a seat...Read More
Categories: inspirational, work, writing,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Immortal Life or Not
Many times, I have thought how nice it would be to be captured and bitten by a handsome vampire and live a life of immortality. Living forever, eternally youthful and healthy, never aging, accumulating life experiences. ...Read More
Categories: life,
Form: Haibun



Premium Member The Soul Is Immortal
When the physical body wears out, it dies. When it dies, the tissues, organs, nerves, fluids, etc., rapidly disintegrate. Left alone, in time, the physical body completely disappears…with, perhaps, only a few bone fragments...Read More
Categories: life, perspective, philosophy, religion,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Petunia Leads the Way
My eye is quickly seized by a gorgeous glimmer of purple; I walk over to take a better look. The renegade petunias have arrived to announce the imminent arrival of summer. They are supposed...Read More
Categories: flower, spring, summer,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member I Wonder
I WONDER I often wonder just how things would have been if it had been the Prophet Muhammed who had stood trial before Pontius Pilate that day, and just what would have been his wife's message...Read More
Categories: firework,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Nursing Home Trip
On the way to the nursing home, we pass many beautiful sights. So many homes with pleasant yards, lawns, and flowers that delight. After so many days of rain then a little break, green everywhere...Read More
Categories: age, family,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member July 5
Early dawn I got the message. I knew - it was going to come. It really came. Fond childhood memories glided by …through my mind. After three hours, I am in the serene garden -...Read More
Categories: death, sad,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member What is real
Our dreams seem real during the continuum our attention is held captive, hypnotised therein. We feel each tremor of joy or fear, as the case may be, whilst dreaming. Let us reflect. Upon waking up...Read More
Categories: dream, muse,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member RETIREMENT
How do I start retirement? With grandsons galore, cooking and cleaning, barrel of fun, and a runway to the twin cities. What’s next, you ask, on this escape from my library duty? Well let’s say...Read More
Categories: life,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member My Blood Ran Cold
my neighbor Vi is a personable woman with determination in every action. The day I met her she came over, introduced herself, and told me that where I know live is land that was called...Read More
Categories: native american,
Form: Haibun
Honor Killing
Is this an exception? Isn’t inter-caste marriage a taboo even today in the Indian sub-continent? Being born into two contradicting castes yet mad in love for each other, they knew their kith and kin would...Read More
Categories: abuse, life,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member reverent twilight
Dusk moves over for twilight, rhinestones in the sky make ominous shadows Voices around the campfire get softer, some people are silenced. Laughter has slowed. Reverence for the night permeates the evening air. twilight reverence ...Read More
Categories: time,
Form: Haibun

Specific Types of Haibun Poems

Read wonderful haibun poetry on the following sub-topics: autobiography, diary, essay, prose, story and more.

Definition | What is Haibun in Poetry?

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