Welcome. My intent is to show examples and to discuss contemporary English-language haibun and haiga which necessitate also exploring haiku (haibun prose's and haiga image's little partner). Haibun: A mix of Title, prose and haiku. Akin to short memoirs and personal essays. Typically non-fiction.Haibun: A mix of image and haiku. Images including paintings of any … Continue reading Exploring Haibun, Haiga and Haiku
The sun’s rays filter through a stand of spruce where twenty horses are hitched. As we unpack them, Dave, a lanky outfitter, and I chat about the grizzly we spotted earlier in the day and how the horses are holding up. men’s talk – the smell of sweat and manure Dave asks, “Ray, what are … Continue reading What Are You Up To?
Haigaonline Journal: Daily Haiga Journal: an'ya: Haiga Gallery Pamela A. Babusci: Haiga Gallery Ron Moss: Haiga Gallery Nicole Hague-Andrews’ Haiga pages Maria Tomczak: Haiga Gallery Ray Rasmussen: A Covid Summer, 2020 [other haiga themes along with examples by other haiga practitioners will be added from time to time] About Haiga As is the case with … Continue reading Haiga Galleries: haiga – a mix of image and haiku
| Recently Published Haibun by Ray Rasmussen | image credit: unknown Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions: it's walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too. ~ Aldous Huxley We’re dining on ginger beef and cod in black bean sauce, flavored with catch-up chat. My friend Kathy, leans toward me and says, “I … Continue reading Best Intentions
| Recently Published Haibun by Ray Rasmussen | image by r. rasmussen The Ask My lover asks me: "What is the difference between me and the sky?" ~ Nizar Qabbani After reading Qabbani’s poem together, my lover smiles and asks: “What’s the difference between me and the sky?” The difference, my love, is when … Continue reading The Ask. A haibun by Ray Rasmussen
canoe & cloud, Lake Edith, Jasper National Park : r. rasmussen I don't intend this blog to be a showcase for my published work. However, in case you want to see writing by the guy who's pontificating about haibun and haiku on this blog, here are some my haibun published at a variety of venues: … Continue reading Published Haibun by Ray Rasmussen
| Haibun Exemplars | Haibun Commentaries | Haibun Close Reading Guide | from the film "Witness" Commentary by Ray Rasmussen This commentary is one of several on the Haibun Exemplars I've selected for viewing. It follows well-known poet Robert Pinsky's idea that to know poetry, in our case haibun, is to do close readings, at … Continue reading Commentary: Glen Coats’ Witness
Is is safe to say that most writers want someone to read their work. So we send our haibun to friends and family, post it on forums, submit it to journals and publishers, and we create our own blogs to show our work. . . . For more information and places to send your work … Continue reading Journals That Carry Haibun
| Haibun Exemplars | Haibun Commentaries | Haibun Close Reading Guide | Glenn Coats: WitnessHarriot West, Two Minimalist Haibun: Maybe and The Way Things WereJeffrey Woodward: Time with the Heron Exemplars: What are they? Why are they here? The Rogue River falls shown above is, in my estimation, nature's exemplar of a waterfall. I'd also … Continue reading Haibun Exemplars
Very little has been done in the way of informed critical study of the haibun form, particularly when compared with the number of haiku studies. While there's been a good deal of emphasis in haibun about the importance of the link between the haibun's prose and the link-shift with it's important little sidekick, the haiku, … Continue reading Haibun Titles are Important!