Saturday, October 09, 2004

Haibun--A Japanese journaling bento

A haibun is a Japanese form of journaling involving a journal entry followed by a haiku poem. The haiku serves as a distillation, an associated thought or an epiphany to the actual journal entry. The Japanese poet Basho and the beat poet Jack Kerouac worked in the haibun form. Remember, the classic haiku poem is 5-7-5 -- meaning three lines of poetry; five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line and five syllables in the third line.


1 comment:

Phil Wolff said...

Very cool. I've never heard of this and I've been blogging for 6 years. Thanks! Are there other forms like this? Perhaps with other forms of poetry?