General Non-Fiction posted July 16, 2014

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haibun (needed rain)

by dejohnsrld (Debbie)

            haibun (needed rain)

daylight arrives late as sun struggles to penetrate
through clouds. cool gray mist persists. parched
garden thirstily drinks nature’s nectar. dusty coat
washes away from foliage. sky lightens as dusk
approaches. last drops linger on leaves.
                is now quenched and cleansed                 
                        rainbow blossoms


haibun writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write one haibun about: A rainy day.

The Prose:
A paragraph written in a concise, imagistic style. It records a scene or a special moment or a dream in a highly descriptive and objective manner.

The Haiku:
The accompanying haiku has a direct or subtle relationship with the prose and encompass or hint at the gist of what is recorded in the prose sections. 3 lines (short/long/short in syllable count). 11 syllables or less. Two grammatically interconnected lines of concrete imagery (usually lines 1&2, but can be lines 2&3). The satori ("Ah-HA!") line must be clearly defined (it's usually line 3, but can be line 1).

Present tense.
Personification is allowed.

ALL lowercase.
Little punctuation.

NO pictures/artwork.
NO author's notes at all.

The title must look like this:
haibun (very short phrase that provides a direct and obvious context for the prose and haiku)

*see inside announcement for example.

Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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