Wintry Spring

Napowrimo 2018. Day 12. Today’s (optional) prompt picks up from our craft resource. We’ve challenged you to tackle the haibun in past years, but it’s such a fun one, we couldn’t resist again. Today, we’d like to challenge you specifically to write a haibun that takes in the natural landscape of the place you live. It may be the high sierra, dusty plains, lush rainforest, or a suburbia of tiny, identical houses – but wherever you live, here’s your chance to bring it to life through the charming mix-and-match methodology of haibun.

Ive decided to follow the prose, haiku, prose haibun.

The cold air rushes to greet me as I walk out of my house. My dog tugs on his lead in excitement, anticipating a free run through the long grass.

Branches are twitching

Birds fluttering towards spring

Dark clouds hide the sun

My nose tickles as pollen is thrust through the air. A patchy sky is painted over the hill side. Will it rain, I wonder…

By Katie Haigh

©️KATIEHAIGH 12/04/18

Photo by Katie Haigh


4 Comments Add yours

  1. This is a rather fun form to play around with, isn’t it? Love yours! 🙂

    1. Poetkatie says:

      Thanks, I wasn’t sure I was following the form correctly but I’m always up for a challenge x

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