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.
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