Category Archives: prose

Read This New Haibun Collection by Ruth Holzer (USA)

If you like haibun, don’t miss this new book, Home and Away, by Ruth Holzer (USA). Many of you know Ruth as a longtime haikuist, and have read her accessible and thoughtful work on this blog. Below, is a haibun … Continue reading

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Haibun Special by Roberta Beary

Piano Practice My grandma speaks in a thick accent. I try to keep her away from my school friends. I don’t want them to make fun of me. At home it’s different. I like having her around because she likes … Continue reading

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The Clock by Paul Beech

THE CLOCK He’s here with me now, my kid bro from the south. A brilliant inventor, patents registered, top prizes won. Until stricken with early dementia.   We’re in North Wales, not far from the sea, at a Fabrics and … Continue reading

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Haibun by Roberta Beary

TV  PasTime when the husband is home it’s police procedurals & serial killers.   up the night staircase      shadows of  framed ancestors   when the husband is away it’s lost puppy shows & soppy endings.   beyond  the … Continue reading

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Haibun by Paul Beech

This haibun tells the true story of my very beginnings in post-war Lancashire… The Prayer Book My middle bookshelf groans under the weight though the tiny diesel engine, boxed starting pistol, and boxed prayer book piled at the end add … Continue reading

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Haibun by Janice Doppler

Three Treasures I wander a two-acre Japanese garden.  Raked gravel paths suggest the flow of water.  Pocket gardens focus on a single plant, sculpture, or boulder.  Purple, mauve, pink, and white azaleas in diverse stages of bloom.  A bee with … Continue reading

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Prose Poem for The Holiday

The War News Dateline: Chicago 1944 Our flat over the tavern wasn’t large. As a four year old I slept on a day bed in the dining room. On the adjacent wall stood our Zenith floor model radio in its … Continue reading

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Haibun by Marilyn Fleming

To My Grandson If one dull summer day you should find yourself in a melancholy mood, go for a walk through the meadow until you spot a green flat blade of tall grass with a sharp edge, and place it taut … Continue reading

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Haibun by Ignatius Fay

Food for Thought My two young daughters and I are at the grocery checkout. Ahead is a homeless woman of indeterminate age, a fixture in the neighborhood for years. Stooped, hair in disarray, teeth in need of more than a … Continue reading

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Holiday Special: A Rhyming Haibun Book

If you really enjoy getting into the Christmas spirit, Susan Beth Furst’s book, Electric Pink A Christmas Haibun, just released for the holiday, is a sheer delight! Furst, a prolific Virginia author and poet, has written a rhyming haibun (prose … Continue reading

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