Angry Love – Haibun Thinking – 28th January

Al Forbes has a new weekly invitation to join some others in creating something called a Haibun. Here is something from Al’s blog to explain what a Haibun is:

Haibun is a Japanese literary form that combines one or more paragraphs of your written narrative (prose) with a concentrated (short) poem – the haiku. Hai stands for haiku, bun stands for prose.

Welcome to the very first Haibun Thinking. A weekly writing challenge to create verse, prose and haiku using prompts from all areas of art including – but not limited to – movies, songs, art, photography etc.

This week we were given the choice of a quote by Robert Burns:

Gathering her brows like gathering storm, Nursing her wrath to keep it warm

Or the photo prompt which I chose.

© MaryAnn Holloway

I chose the quote.


Kelsey was mad. The same mesmerizing features that were known far and wide as the most beautiful in the land could also screw into something very unhappy when the right stressors were met. Jake knew those stressors and met them too often for Kelsey’s liking. She knew he was the one for all her life, but on days like this she wondered if the pleasure he added to her life balanced all the pain. She stood with crossed arms staring out the kitchen screen, looking for his beat up Ford truck to rumble up the gravel lane. 


hard breaths push through anger

stern eyes ready to bore his soul

love waiting to rescue him

About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
This entry was posted in Writing. Bookmark the permalink.

9 Responses to Angry Love – Haibun Thinking – 28th January

  1. nightlake says:

    able to picture the scene with your words. nicely done

  2. julespaige says:

    Some folks love to fight just to make up. The louder the public show, the better the private resolution?

    Cheers, Jules

  3. Anja says:

    Oh Jake……why? Why Jake? lol Great haibun and powerful haiku 🙂 I knew you could do it and you did great!!!

  4. Excellent haibun Joe, very well written and lovely haiku. Very well done and welcome to week two of Haibun Thinking. I did have that sense within me of the woman tapping her tow, anger beginning to seethe.

  5. Al says:

    I like that. You can almost see her with the rolling pin ready to bop him with it 😀

So you took time to read what I wrote and I appreciate it, but comments are even better!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s