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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 Spaces
I notice the spaces between my thoughts. Thoughts come and go. Spaces are always there—between written words, between objects, between thoughts, between sounds, between words, between musical notes, and inside a cup—around and inside it....Read More
Categories: 12th grade, religious, space,
Form: Haibun

Premium Member Storm Clouds Are Brewing
The evening news lulls me into a nightmarish sleep. In the distance storm clouds are brewing. I hear the rolling thunder of division and dissonance. On the horizon I see lightning bolts igniting fiery hatred....Read More
Categories: 12th grade, future, storm,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Stellas Garden
Stella's Garden A gorgeous row of tiny dainty crystal bells lead the neighbors into Stella’s mystical garden. She is thrilled to see their interest, and points out other items that are growing – turnips, radishes,...Read More
Categories: garden,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member The Day I Met Jesus
A summer afternoon, I stepped onto my study porch's to go to lunch. A Hispanic-looking man was standing there waiting for me. I said hello to him, and thinking he needed some assistance, I said,...Read More
Categories: faith, religious, spiritual, uplifting,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member From My Prison Cell
Another moment goes by, another monumental stride day by day, year by year wind-borne dreams cascade amongst perpetual memories, gifts of light that penetrates through the windows of time, the clarity of it all giving hope to a...Read More
Categories: fate, hope,
Form: Haibun

Premium Member Echoes
I opened the sewing basket, letting my eyes and hands run over the tools she had used—the scissors, the darning egg, the pins and pincushion, and spools of thread. I gazed at the metal...Read More
Categories: 11th grade, courage, mother
Form: Haibun
Premium Member With You In Mind
Walking in sailor fields amongst the nettles picking blackberries, the brambles cut deep savage the mind. Yet the bowl to be filled the jam to be boiled the bread of hope to be flavourful, the innocence of it...Read More
Categories: memory,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member The Muse
Genesis 1:16 Context 13And the evening and the morning were the third day. 14And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them...Read More
Categories: bird, faith, moon, sun,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Someone To Care
Standing at the easel of life a portrait of a man so much in love with that to tempt the mood, unable to caress his wanton spirit when cohabiting with a spent part of life’s...Read More
Categories: angst,
Form: Haibun
Parents Being Who They Are
T'was in the 1960s in South Africa. There was a brand of sweets that fascinated us young ones. Inside the pocket of sweets were toys - little appealing toys that spoke to us. One would,...Read More
Categories: 3rd grade, age, angst,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Childlike Wonder
The wonder of a childlike kind helps keep the person younger and empowers him with the sensation of excitement that is essential to survive difficult circumstances. In addition to this, it infuses their surroundings with vitality,...Read More
Categories: analogy, beauty, child,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Town 47
'Finally, another moving box unpacked', she thought to herself, while leaning towards the rest of the boxes, rising 4 pillars of 5 cardboard boxes each in the middle of the living room. She never thought...Read More
Categories: abuse, freedom, inspiration, life,
Form: Haibun
Eternity or Finate
We promised each other an eternity, whether we wilt or decay in the midst of what time becomes to be. We hold each other's pinkies under the moonlit sky breaking apart into radiant shards of...Read More
Categories: 10th grade, kiss, love,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Unusual
One goldfinch rest upon a weed Eats a few seeds from the spirea Lands on birdbath's rim, drinks his fill Across my vision, black butterfly unreal two unusual sightings in a few minutes.... Georgia summer morn We don't...Read More
Categories: nature,
Form: Haibun
Little Stars
As fireflies spark the sky, I think about my father. When I was young, and he was alive, we’d sit on the patio and watch fireflies fill the darkness. We talked well into the night,...Read More
Categories: appreciation, father, memory, night,
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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