I will say this about the Haibun. It is deceptive. It contains prose poetry and haiku. You think it can't be hard to write prose poetry, why that's just like writing prose!Â No...one of the hallmarks of prose poetry is this from baymoon: Internal rhyme and alliteration and repetition can be used. Some such trait of poetry must be present. Otherwise it is prose, not a prose poem.
And when it comes to haiku, we have these words from Atticus *: The essence of the poem should blossom in the mind of the reader, not on the page.
With those two dictums, let us sally forth!
If you are new to this group or contest, go here to learn more and then come back to participate in today's challenge.Â
Follow these rules:
- Today's prompt is a theme: surreal or fantasy or fairy taleÂ
- Publish so that the date stamped is AprilÂ 25th with only one stamp-date
- Tag with MP2012
- Publish to Mindful Poetry and The Surreal Circus - yes, you'll have to join it (and other groups as you wish)
Read today's submissions by others and comment. Here's the link.
Yesterday we receivedÂ 14 decuainÂ submissions to the Mindful Poetry Contest. This was a fantastically difficult choice today. Here is the Poem-of-the-Day.
Good luck! Have fun! Read and comment on other contestants here.