Haibun in its contemporary English language form is poetic prose coupled with haiku poetry about both everyday
and extraordinary experiences of the writers. A more complete definition can be found on the pages of the journal Contemporary Haibun Online.
This web site provides examples
of the modern practice of English haibun. As such, it is neither a periodical
nor a publication place.
The haibun authors on this page
have been selected to display a wide variety of current haibun styles,
ranging from accounts of journeys to places [in the spirit
of Basho's original
travel journals] to more explorative styles including descriptive
accounts of everyday experiences in urban and rural settings and flights
of poetic fancy.
Woolard Bender: Patchwork
Roberta Beary: Sunday Dinner
Bostock: Getting off the Round About
Buettner: Forgotten Roads
Conneally: In Search of a Roost
Czarnecki: Fifth Day of a New
Edge: Western Spirits
Edgecombe: Across the
England: Scilly 2000
D. Greer: I Remember Most
of All Their Hands
Linville: A Death in the Family
Masat: Rising Wisps
Importance of Goldfish
McGill: Tribute to the
Morcom: Three Towns
Mountain: shy impressions of a knee-worn
Zane Parks: Korea
Kala Ramesh: An Hour Passes
Rasmussen: Cyber Cafe
Lynne Rees: Touching Stone
Ross: Every Step
Helen Ruggieri, The Amish Woman
Shaw: A Winter Afternoon
Richard Straw: Stone by Stone
Beth Vieira, Just Past Easter
Williamson: Father's Time
Wilson: Wordless Poems
Jeffrey Winke: Gathere the Volume Up
Wojnicki: Live Oak
Jeffrey Woodward, The Widow's Place
Time and the Long, Slow Pull of the Irresistible Sun
If you would like
to place a haibun on this web site, drop me an email with a copy of your
haibun and I'll consider it: email
Good online places to go
for more examples of contemporary haibun composition:
Haibun Online is devoted entirely to the haibun genre.
Haibun Today An ongoing presentation of new and previously published haibun, essays and reviews.
A Hundred Gourds has a haibun section.
Haiku usually contains one or two examples of haibun per online issue.
Haiku has a haibun section.
In addition, I have
a selection of my own haibun here: Ray's
All materials on this
haibun web site are subject to copyright protection. The authors hold
sole copyright to their haibun and must themselves give permission for
the use of any part of their writing in any format, Internet or otherwise. All writers have given their permission to post their haibun on this site.