Game Life ~ #007 December 2013 – Haibun

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This is my response to the Ligo Haibun Challenge ~ Quote Week 12-06-13—to use one of two quotes as a link step into our haibun. In addition the challenge is to contain a minimum of 345 words, inclusive. Again I’ve complied—in my own way of course.

My personal definition of Haibun is a combination of a wide range of prose and/or poetry (other than haiku) coupled with one or more haiku all as one work. I like to create with my own visual, so for me I like to combine image with the words all as one work. I’ve also taken to the practice of titling my haibun. This is different than my approach to haiku on it’s own, however it is common in some haibun thinking. 

My haiku is in the form now referred to as “modern haiku”. This form does not follow some of the concepts I was taught as a child—such as a syllable count of 5-7-5 over three lines. It remains however a count of seventeen or fewer, syllables. In many ways modern haiku adheres to concepts that are more consistent with and perhaps closer to the values of traditional haiku while allowing for our current world as it is. 

Aloha—Rick

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