Frank J. Tassone is hosting dVerse today. Here’s what he’s looking for:
Let’s join in the celebration of Summer! Write a haibun that alludes to this hottest of seasons.
New to haibun? The form consists of one to a few paragraphs of prose—usually written in the present tense—that evoke an experience and are often non-fictional/autobiographical. They may be preceded or followed by one or more haiku—nature-based, using a seasonal image—that complement without directly repeating what the prose stated.
New to dVerse? Here is what you do:
- Write a haibun that alludes to Summer.
- Post it on your personal site/blog.
- Include a link back to dVerse in your post.
- Copy your link onto the Mr. Linky.
- Remember to click the small checkbox about data protection.
- Read and comment on some of your fellow poets’ work.
- Like and leave a comment below if you choose to do so.
- Have fun!
During my walk today, I note the bite of the wind, as if spring somehow could rebuff summer’s torrid advances. To be fair, spring only arrived two weeks ago in my part of Michigan. She’s not had much time to show off her verdant beauty. Yet in this morning serenity, the summer humidity hovers like the finest spiderweb silk grazing my shoulders.
fragile blooms sweet honeysuckle summer's bee balm
© Colleen M. Chesebro