Haibun Road Roundup Week 18

Haibun Road Writing Challenge Roundup Week 18

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 one haibun.

Haibun : abandoned farmhouse, Oita-ken, Japan by Cactus Haiku.

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 “Basho”. I windowshop using search engines and I saw this one today which looked cool (I’m writing it here so I remember it–I’ve a memory of a gnat these days): The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono no Komachi anmd Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Japan and The Thirty-Six Immortal Women Poets (poems by women poets in the imperial court of Japan from the ninth to thirteenth centuries.)

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