Last week I started Haibun Road, a weekly haibun challenge. I invited you to write a short paragraph and a haiku inspired by the following first few lines from Basho in Oku no Hosomichi (translated most often as Narrow Road to the North or Narrow Road to the Interior). It’s been translated various ways so I presented four translations. People chose the one they liked for their inspiration for haibun.
I am happy to say we had some lovely contributions. Yay!
Haibun Road weekly challenge by sketchingwords.com tells a Valentine’s (maybe, maybe not) tale of spring and a dog.
Haibun Road: a haibun weekly challenge by theindieshe is filled with the noisy bustle of a noisy city and silence.
Haibun Road : Walking into the void by cactus haiku is my own contribution of a Phoenix museum exhibition
I hope you enjoyed or will enjoy reading them as much as I did. Do visit sketchingwords.com’s and indieshe’s haibuns. They are pretty awesome.
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