A Haibun

I’m watching TV and typing on my laptop. I am thus able to blog, watch TV and develop a Repetitive Strain Injury at the same time.

Currently, I’m pondering the question of haibun. Having spent ages labouring over villanelles and sonnets, and often discarding the malformed results, it seems like cheating to call a haibun a poem. It is, after all, only a few lines of text and up to seventeen syllables of haiku. The main challenge isn’t the poetry, it’s the brevity.

You could probably write a blog post, add a haiku and call the whole thing a haibun. In fact, I know you can, because that’s what I’m about to do.


waking stiff

too oldย to doze in chairs

another sign





16 thoughts on “A Haibun

  1. Sam Allen Creative Coach

    Love the humour here! Thanks for sharing! I am a Creative Life Coach with a poetry blog and today’s here is todayโ€™s in case you have time to look? It is a villanelle.


    I am also on Instagram as #coachingcreatively, letโ€™s follow each other if you use this medium? You can also find me on Facebook under Sam Allen wearing a bright red and orange hat!

    I love connecting with fellow creatives as you can see!

    Sunny greetings from Switzerland!

    Sam ๐Ÿ™‚

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