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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, May 8th 2019 an experiment … one-bun

Dear friends of MLMM,

Welcome at a new episode of Heeding Haiku With … This week I love to challenge you with an experiment. That experiment is called “one-bun”. Let me tell you a little bit more about “one-bun”.

The one-bun was invented by Jim Kacian. The one-bun is an ultra-short haibun which has just one line of prose (including the title) and a (one-line) haiku. I will give an example of this one-bun written by Jim himself.

The light

of the most distant stars, which describes for us the size and age of the universe, won’t reach us for aeons, leaving us to imagine …

dark space the red shift of my mind

© Jim Kacian

A wonderful one-bun, but it leaves us with more questions and riddles. For example: What does Jim mean with “the red shift of my mind”?
I am not that familiar with physics, but I know the idea of “red shift”; it means that the red color of the stars shows us that the universe is expanding and that the light of the stars takes more time to reach our beautiful planet, but what does Jim mean with his words “the red shift of my mind”? Can our mind shift from us? Or our soul, our spirit? Or our mood or our attention? Can our thoughts depart from us? Or our memories, our feelings? I don’t know …. I will give it a thought, maybe I will come up with an explanation … or will I let go this idea and leave you with the mystery?


Isn’t it a beautiful new “haibun-form”? I had to try it myself and here is my first ever one-bun:


shares its sweet perfume as this summer day runs to an end, while I enjoy the coolness and the warmth of her naked body next to mine …

hot summer day the sweet scent of Honeysuckle and the one I love

© Chèvrefeuille 

The challenge? Try to create an “one-bun” with a theme of your own choice. If you don’t want to try it than feel free to create a haiku themed “universe”.

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.

8 comments on “Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, May 8th 2019 an experiment … one-bun

  1. Bobby Fairfield
    May 8, 2019

    one-bun, so much expressed in just one line

  2. newepicauthor
    May 8, 2019

    I am not exactly sure what I am doing, but I gave it a try.

  3. Jules
    May 8, 2019

    Actually happened yesterday: Spotted an Animal Spirit

  4. Henrietta Watson
    May 8, 2019

    Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.

  5. revivedwriter
    May 8, 2019

    This is a great idea, which I will do my best to complete. 🙂

  6. wildchild47
    May 10, 2019

    a very interesting idea/form – not as easy as it seems at first, but definitely something to consider working with – thank you Chèvrefeuille

    here is my attempt: https://thewelloflost.home.blog/2019/05/09/one-bun/

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