The Storm, haibun

Linda Lee Lyberg is hosting at dVerse. She asks us to write a haibun inspired by Aki no koe (Autumn’s Voice). Yesterday, Autumn's voice roared with the howl of Banshee winds, making this old house moan and creak like old timber wood is all that holds it together. Large snowflakes—Lake Michigan snow, blew sideways down… Continue reading The Storm, haibun

New Moon Soup, haibun

Today, the October new moon pays homage to a solar eclipse. There is an intensity in the air, and things feel unstable and shaky in our world. When these uncertain energies surface, I make New Moon soup. Once a month, I clean out the refrigerator, much like I empty the things from my heart that… Continue reading New Moon Soup, haibun

Haibun (Tuesday): Give Me Shelter-dVerse

Mish is over at dVerse for haibun Monday, which I'm writing today... a day late. She says: "Michelle Beauchamp here, (aka Mish) happy to be your host as we blend prose and poetry into Matsuo Basho’s famous form. You can explore more about Basho here." Mish asks us to incorporate the theme of “shelter” into our… Continue reading Haibun (Tuesday): Give Me Shelter-dVerse

“Summer Scents,” haibun

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.… Continue reading “Summer Scents,” haibun