March Writing Challenge | Day 12

I was inspired by Brendan E Byrne’s comment on my first Friday Fictioneers post to write a haibun. A haibun is a poem made up of prose and haikus. I found this and this article interesting when learning what one was and how to write one. I really enjoyed it, maybe even more than writing haikus! Let me know what you think of my first attempt, although I’m aware it’s quite short.

Find full details of the challenge here.


Centuries ago,
when the Moon was but crater,
and spring was summer,
and autumn and winter.

Birds were given wings,
now so beautiful in flight,
a gift from the Sun.

The clouds turned green.

Let loose with envy,
a torrent of angry rain,
the greatest lakes born.

The world was still young,
in emotion it flowed fast.
Reckless. Carefree. Whole.