Meteorological Summer

Today you woke up and thought the world would blow away.

And you, too tired to sit upright, might go with it.

soft drizzle
a fox carries its kill
into the woods

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4 thoughts on “Meteorological Summer

  1. Anitha Varma says:

    Enjoyed this…
    In fact, enjoying all of them…
    Anitha.

  2. Would you qualify your haibun as tanbun? Mike Montreuil is the one who introduced me to tanbun last year.

    Here’s a definition (taken from http://members.aon.at/bregen/chrysantenum/chrys2/haibunenglish.htm )

    “the Tanbun is the combination of a very short prose part consisting of 31 or less syllables and a haiku or tanka before or after the prose text. The genre was also called Tibun (tiny haibun) by Larry Kimmel, who started to experiment with such kind of short haibun at first. Then Kenneth Leibman, former editor of “Frogpond”, recommended the name of tanbun since its Japanese meaning is ‘short piece’ or ‘short combination’ signifying as well ‘terse prose poem’

    Whatever it is t, it’s beautiful and it’s working! 🙂

    • Aubrie Cox says:

      Most of my haibun are probably over 31 syllables in the prose. They probably fit better under the broader umbrella of tibun/tanbun.

      A little over a year ago I discovered hint fiction, which is fiction in 25 words or less. After experimenting, I started doing these haibun with prose within those confines.

      Thanks for all your comments! I enjoyed reading them this morning!

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