Haibun Thinking: Week 3 – Love

Haibun Thinking is a relatively new Haibun prompt challenge.

The idea is to create a “Haibun” from the given prompt. A Haibun is a prosimetric literary form originating in Japan, combining prose and haiku. The range of haibun is broad and frequently includes autobiography, diary, essay, prose poem, short story and travel journal (taken from Wikipedia)

This weeks prompts are a photo from Sally of My Beautiful Things, and a piece of art from Anja of Oh Pithy Me. I have chosen Anja’s art. If you would like to have a go, head over to Haibun Thinking or take a look through the weird blue life-form at other Haibuns that people have written.

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© Anja Partin

© Anja Partin

Love takes many forms and comes in different strengths. There is the parents love, the siblings love, the friends love and the lovers love. She felt them all. Her children were her life and were her soul. Her love for her brother and sister kept her going through her teenage years. Her friends are the ones who looked out for her in the troubled years. Then she met the love of her life. He stole her heart and made her breathing come in fits and starts. He made her breakfast every day. He made her smile every time they were together. He made love to her as no other man ever could. She felt he was more than she deserved, and he was more than she could ever have hoped.

She knew now that it was her time to watch her children through their troubled years. It was her time to watch over her friends. It was her time to watch her brother and sister. Moreover, it was her time to watch her husband. Every night she tucked him in, every night she watched him sleep. Every night she lay beside him.

in death as in life
love will cross all bridges
they meet in his dreams

44 thoughts on “Haibun Thinking: Week 3 – Love

  1. This reminds me of a couple I know. One spouse had early onset Alzheimer’s and had to be in a home for 3/4’s of their life. The spouse became both parents, care giver and remained a faithful partner until her death.

    Living angels those who end up handling what others think is inhumanly possible.

  2. Lovely Al, so beautiful conveyed. You demonstrated great passion and feeling for this couple.
    other man ‘ever’ could.- I think it should be ‘never’
    This prompt will evoke some wonderful haibun Al

    • Thank you 🙂 And thanks for spotting the error. It was supposed to say “like no other man ever could”

      I think that between the Sally’s photo and Anja’s art, there are so many that will be magnificent, as you say

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