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INFORM POET – HOLIDAY HAIBUN

#Haiku Happenings #1 (12/9/20): Walter J Wojtanik calls for Holiday #haibun!

POETIC BLOOMINGS

Stepping away from the banquet table, one of the next telling highlights of the holiday season can be found in the music and sounds we hear. Christmas Carols and songs seem to dominate the airwaves at this time of year obviously. I’m sure there are equally prominent songs from the other cultural celebrations. Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or even maybe a Festivus ditty could be heard.

Using a title or a lyric from one such inspiration, write a Haibun.

The haibun is the conjoining of two poetic forms: a prose poem and an ending haiku. Japanese poet Matsuo Basho made the form popular in the 17th Century. The prose poem and haiku are generally linked together directly or indirectly.

WALT’S EXAMPLE:

I SAW THREE SHIPS

CRAFTSMANSHIP

I am Santa Claus and I come by my skills naturally. Passed down from generation to generation in celebration of the day to which I was…

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