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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, October 17th 2018 “in the mix”

Dear friends of MLMM,

Welcome at a new episode of Heeding Haiku With … This week I love to challenge you to create haiku (or haibun) from three given haiku. The goal is to create a new haiku through a kind of fusion from three given haiku. I will give you three haiku. Read them and try to “fuse” them into one haiku. If you like to create a haibun than your so called “fusion”-haiku has to be used in that haibun. Your haibun may count a maximum of 150 words.

Here are the three haiku to use for your “fusion”. Three haiku by Basho (1644-1694) in a translation by renown Jane reichhold (1937-2016):

falling sick on a journey
my dream goes wandering
over a field of dried grass *

lying down
with quilts over the head
such a cold night

a rainy day
the autumn world
of a border town

© Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

  • This is called a jisei or death-poem, the last poem Basho wrote before he died.

And now … well try to create a so called “fusion”-haiku from the above three haiku and if you like to write a haibun you have to use your “fusion”-haiku.

Have fun!

When you have written your haiku, 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.

6 comments on “Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, October 17th 2018 “in the mix”

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  3. Maureen Sudlow
    October 17, 2018

    Thanks for the challenge – beautiful ku


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  5. Jules
    October 17, 2018

    A fiction haibun: Inspired Compassion


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