Ye gods, what a difficult prompt, that others will as usual take in their stride! I saw some beautiful haiku in yesterday’s prompt, here (Maniparna), here (Gillena) and here (Celestine). But also here (Ese) and many more…
‘Photographing’ seems tough. What clever imagery could we evoke? Striking the right balance in a haiku is difficult, and I think I’m going to find a vintage Japanese photograph to sprinkle with words.
a dream makes me
The lights flickered when he strummed the opening bars. Even with strings missing they seemed to drain the cheaply-installed electricity, so it was perhaps a good thing two of the band missing, still on their deathbeds on a lengthy illness, caused by exposure to radiation in Tchernobyl, in April 1986.
It was his last performance, he could see that. So tonight he was going to treat himself to the blond barmaid in a long goodbye, and give her half his earnings of this past decade. He knew she had Aids, like so many under thirty in Ukraine. She looked so much like Ivana used to though, now still in bed.
For Friday Fictioneers run by http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/ ¤ This week’s prompt photo by Björn Rudberg
Well good morning – if you live in Acapulco, if not you’ll have moved on by now, and if you live in Auckland you might even be looking Wednesday in the face.
Our apologies – I thought I’d set this post to magically appear Monday morning Helsinki time…but it looks more like its going to be Monday morning mid-Pacific time.
The two prompts this week have been kindly given by belindabroughton. We’ll be using more of her drawings and photos shortly. Belinda writes beautiful haiku, haibun and poetry, as well as drawing in a wonderful style that evokes emotion.
Please pass by her blog to say hello, if you haven’t already. Her comments and analysis on writing and literature are always so thoughtful and insightful.
As always, please send add your haibun to our collection here - beautiful haibun and/or enter it into the link below.
Choose one of Belinda’s wonderful drawings as your prompt. Please link to her blog either by copy pasting belindabroughton or entering her url.
More about our haibun anthology will be on this post tomorrow.
All the haiku by Soen Nakagawa have a strong, deeper, Zen layer and in this one Zen is also clearly in there. The goal of this CD Special is to write a haiku in the same sense, tone and spirit as the one by the featured haiku-poet, seen just below.
endless is my vow
under the azure sky
Here is my effort.
under a great blue sky
Mongolian grasslands promise freedom
the wolf howls