Thursday, April 26, 2018

Carpe Diem #1420 Tears (one-bun)

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at the penultimate (regular) prompt for this month. This month it was all about story telling or as they call it in Japanese "kamishibai". We explored several kinds of haibun and I think you all have enjoyed this month a lot. I enjoyed making it and I am already looking forward to our new month.
In May I love to go on another journey. This time we will visit South America and we will travel by train through the Andean Mountains. It will be an adventure and we will visit the highest station on this railway ... Galera, on the Ferrocarril Centro Andino at 4781m above sea level. During this journey we will dive into the ancient history of this wonderful continent.

Mayan Art work
But ... before we go on a new journey we have to pass two regular episodes and one weekend-meditation episode. Today I ask you to create a one-bun themed tears. The "one-bun" is invented by Jim Kacian. The one-bun is an ultra-short haibun which has just one line of prose (including the title) and a (one-line) haiku. I will give an example of this one-bun written by Jim himself.

The light

of the most distant stars, which describes for us the size and age of the universe, won't reach us for aeons, leaving us to imagine ...

dark space the red shift of my mind

© Jim Kacian

Today's theme is "tears" and I am looking forward to your responses.

You all will be aware of our feuilleton about Yozakura "Wandering Spirit". I am busy with the new episode of this story, but recently I read it again and I ran into a nice example (extracted from the story) of a "one-bun" ... it even fits our theme for today, tears ...

After a few days 

at the Wisteria flowers lodging house I went into Edo on my way to meet my soon to be haiku master Basho, but before that I visited my mother's garden.

tears fall on this lonely grave Wisteria blossoms

© Yozakura

It's a re-done part of the story. I wasn't aware that I could create a one-bun from another story, but this one is amazing (how immodest).

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until May 3rd at noon (CEST). I will try to publish our new weekend-meditation later on. For now ... have fun!

1 comment:

  1. It WAS amazing!!!! Sincerely.
    Maybe we could have Troiku and One-bun as specials next month...