Haibun Road Roundup Week 17

Haibun Road Writing Challenge Roundup Week 17

We are finishing up the seventeenth week of Haibun Road, a weekly haibun challenge . I invited you to write a short paragraph and a haiku inspired by Basho searches for blossoms and visits various places in Oku no Hosomichi (translated most often as Narrow Road to the North or Narrow Road to the Interior).

This week we had two haibuns from sketchingwords.com and myself.

Haibun Road Week 16/Feathers by sketchingwords.com walks along a lake thinking of feathers and Icarus.

Haibun : Desert Flowers, Tucson, Arizona by Cactus Haiku shares the brief season of desert flowers.

I hope you enjoyed or will enjoy reading them and that you will join us in our next haibun challenge (will be posted about 11pm Arizona Time Monday or early Tuesday A.M.). Haibuns can be any time during the week as pingbacks or pasted into comments. If you are on a social network, just paste your haibun’s link. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to paste in the haibun as a comment.

You can use the Amazon search bar to do any search at Amazon. Today I tried “spring haiku”. Interesting enough the first results I saw had nothing to do with a haiku but were a pair of shoes, perfume and ceiling lights. Apparently it’s a popular word to name objects. I was expecting books like The Spring of My Life: And Selected Haiku (by Issa), Zen Poetry: Let the Spring Breeze Enter, HAIKU VOL. 2 SPRING: Spring (poems translated by Blyth in Japanese and English), and Haiku: The Last Poems of an American Icon (by Richard Wright).

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