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Sunday FunniesAs a kid my parent's bedroom was off-limits. The door was always closed except on Sunday mornings. That was the only day we could jump in bed with Mom and Dad and read the "funny papers". Stories sketched in 4 or 5 picture frames, with dialogue in a cloud. Batman POW! WHAM! action, Popeye gulping spinach and the Katzenjammer kids antics. My childhood version of TV.lightbulb flashin black and white drawingshome delivered ~~jvgHaibun
Inspired by one of gl's prose prompts, here is my attempt at a haibun. Bark Beetle Lost for words, I sit at my computer attempting to coax an inspiration from memories, answers unspoken. My thoughts clamber and clash with no clear path. Fingers sit idle on the keys hesitant to type letters onto the page. One stroke at a time, a word, a line, an image slowly grows. forest trail obscured silence roars through dead pines one brittle twig snaps -- jvg
Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Japanese Verse Haibun is a joining of prose and haiku. Originating in Japan, found as far back as the 10th century and made popular by Basho in the 17th century, it is autobiographic often taking the form of a travelogue. Modern haibun often draws its inspiration from everyday events. The form usually opens with prose which is short narrative. It sets the scene or describes a specific moment in objective detail. The haiku that follows relates to the core of the prose bringing emotional insight through an intensified image. There can be one or more prose-haik