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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille December 16th 2015 “narrow road”


Oku no Hosomichi (a page from this haibun by Basho)

Dear friends of MLMM,

Welcome at a new episode of Heeding Haiku With … Last week it was haiku-time so as you know … this week it’s haibun time again. A haibun is a kind of poetry in which prose and poetry (poems) are entwined. One of the most well known haibun ever is without a doubt Basho’s “Oku no Hosomichi” (The Narrow Road into the Deep North).
At my daily haiku meme Carpe Diem this month it’s all about this wonderful haibun. That’s also the idea for this week’s Heeding Haiku With … episode.

I love to challenge you to write a haibun about a short trip, journey, you made. try to imagine how that trip was, remember the scenes and landscapes you saw and so on … Of course it has to be a challenge 🙂  so there are a few rules:

1. your haibun has a maximum of 250 words (including the haiku)
2. the haibun’s time is around Christmas (if possible)
3. try to “paint” the scenes which you saw

Not an easy task I know … well don’t make it yourself very difficult. If you don’t think you can follow the rules than feel free to shake the rules of. That would be very in tune with the spirit of Basho by the way. Basho once said: “Now you have learned the rules … forget them immediately”.

When you have written your haibun, please TAG Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille and Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Then add your link to the Mister Linky widget below.


About Chèvrefeuille

I am a Dutch haiku poet. And I am the owner and host of the weblog "Carpe Diem, a daily haiku meme" on Blogger (or Blogspot). I am writing haiku since the late eighties and in 2005 I became an international known haiku poet and in 2011 ten of my haiku were included in a worldwide anthology "Spasms of Light". With that anthology I became an even more known haiku poet. In October 2012 I started my daily haiku meme.

8 comments on “Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille December 16th 2015 “narrow road”

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  4. julespaige
    December 16, 2015

    December differences…
    A Reluctant Recurrence


  5. Cressida
    December 18, 2015


    Merry Christmas Chevrefeuille. Thank you for the prompts throughout the year.
    Enjoy the holiday break !


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  7. writersdream9
    December 18, 2015

    Hellloooo? Late again but wanted to say thanks for another marvelous prompt!


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This entry was posted on December 16, 2015 by in Haibun, Haiku, Heeding Haiku.
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