Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun #15, All Things Quotidian (posted by hayesspencer)
Today, I challenge you to think about everyday occurrences and to write about them in a compact, haibun form. To make it easier on us, I am making this short and sweet: write a haibun of one paragraph with one haiku at the end. The haiku must be a haiku and not a 5-7-5 or micropoem. It must be 5-7-5 or short-long-short and must be about nature. That is probably the hardest part of this exercise today – write about an every day occurrence and then to at the end, write a haiku that ties the everyday things all together.
Black coffee every morning starts off my day.
Dogs go out, dogs come in, dogs go out,
dogs come in. One dog gets a pill, the other,
only the peanut butter. At night, I switch
to cream cheese. Two books of poetry
are always bookmarked; I try reading
poems from each book for about
one half hour. Reading in bed at night
is a habit of pure delight for me.
beans picked in Sumatra
dogs play, poets write in lines
scent fills each page