Haibun Road Writing Challenge Roundup Week 2
Wow! It’s already our second week of Haibun Road, a weekly haibun challenge. This time I invited you to write a short paragraph and a haiku inspired by the second paragraph and first haiku from Basho in Oku no Hosomichi (translated most often as Narrow Road to the North or Narrow Road to the Interior).
Sgeoil and I were both inspired by the Festival of Dolls line in Matsuo Basho’s haiku. Hope you enjoyed reading about it.
Festival Of Dolls by sgeoil speaking of the time when she was a principal and a teacher tells of the influence of a visiting Japanese teacher to her Canadian school and First Nation community
Haibun : Hinamatsuri, the doll festival by cactus haiku wrote about matsuris (festivals) in Japan when she taught conversational English.
I hope you enjoyed or will enjoy reading them and that you will join us in our next haibun challenge (will be posted in about 11pm Arizona Time).
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