Haibun

A Haibun is a Japanese form usually found in travel journals. They consist of a short section of prose linked with one or more related haiku. (more about Haiku in the next post)

My example is a bit shorter than typical but it works none the less.

Despite being late, I’m distracted by the moon. It has that ghostly look of being almost transparent that it takes when it is high in the sky during the day. I’ve been watching it grow day after day and now I’m disappointed knowing it will start to wane. I scratch my face and wish I had taken time to shave, then run to catch my bus.

full moon
I decide not
to shave

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