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?
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
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
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
In Brief: painting of Du Fu This post explores Du Fu's poem "Day's End" in terms of the key characteristics of contemporary English-language haibun composition. It also explores the value of modelling the work of writers whose poetry touches you as a way of expanding your writing repertoire. Introduction Some years ago, I was interested … Continue reading China’s Shakespeare, the Poet Du Fu (712-770)
Basho by Sugiyama Sampu Basho's contribution to English-language haibun and a definition and examples of Contemporary Haibun with comparisons to other short genres including memoirs, journal entries, travel journals, personal essays and flash or short fiction. . . . Continue reading . . . -> English-language Haibun