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 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.
PHOTO © Sally – My Beautiful Things
This week is “Art Week”. A piece of art and a photograph. The photo this week comes from Sally of mybeautifulthings, and the artwork comes from Anja of Oh Pithy Me
I chose the photograph.
From the age of four when she began a run of being the official family flower girl for all twelve of her cousins Emma was in love with weddings. She understood by the time she was a teenager that the idea was to only get married one time to the perfect man for eternity. But this would not fulfill her desire to be around weddings her whole life. So her workplace destiny was solved early on. Within a half decade she became known as the wedding planner expert and her client list was impressive.
She loved choosing venues, but never could find the one of her dreams, so she began working on one custom made to fit the bill. The first wedding to be conducted there would be perfect, she was sure of that. On the day before the ceremony she stood and imagined the procession walking through the natural arch and her heart felt content.
Through the boughs of color
Walks those whose hearts are fully ready
To join together forever