Day 12 #NaPoWriMo

Photo by: J. Stephen Conn


The fountain welcomes strangers with it’s water song.  Weeping cherry trees bloom their white dresses just in time for a wedding as benches whisper stories of first loves and stolen kisses. The maple trees laugh at children playing tag and hiding painted rocks. The sidewalks groan at the thought of a new festival season, but the band stand eagerly awaits the crowded lawn and new talent.

Young grass peeks through mud
a new season of laughter
joy abounds



This is my first attempt at a haibun. Prose it not my strongest form. Posted for NaPoWriMo and d’Verse 

I am open to constructive criticism since this is my first try at a haibun. I know I need improvement so any suggestions and critique on form would be helpful.



3 thoughts on “Day 12 #NaPoWriMo

  1. I like this very much! I have to admit that the Haibun is a struggle for me; I don’t enjoy writing prose poetry and I struggle with the Haiku form, so Haibun is my weak point. My favorite teacher of all things Japanese is Frank J. Tassone.
    He frequents dVerse and gives gentle help in the form. He has helped me get better at it without beating myself up 🙂 Also, dVerse does a Haibun challenge every other Monday – this coming Monday is the next one. Hope you will stop by! ~Jilly

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