A Postcard From Inside My Head

Tuesday is my day to post a prompt for the poem a day discipline. I have been feeling a bit low over the past few days and I think, in part, I posted such a comprehensive challenge as I know I needed something with a bit of muscle to pull me out of my low mood. I already have a title. Sometimes titles arrive on their own looking for partnership with a poem, and like life, it can take a while to find a fitting match. The, as yet, poem-less title is "A Postcard From Inside My Head". The full prompt is below - if you fancy taking part I'll post your final poems here !

Read this about the Japanese verse form, the haibun, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haibun.

They key thing to remember about this form is "A haibun may record a scene, or a special moment, in a highly descriptive and objective manner or may occupy a wholly fictional or dream-like space. The accompanying haiku may have a direct or subtle relationship with the prose and encompass or hint at the gist of what is recorded in the prose sections." http://www.haibuntoday.com/ - here are some examples.

Now EITHER choosing from one of the titles on the page of examples (http://www.haibuntoday.com/) write your own haibun. This can be a reinterpretation of the piece, a response to it or something totally new.

OR Choose a headline from one of these online papers or an article you are drawn to and write your own haibun.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/ http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/ http://www.independent.co.uk/ http://global.nytimes.com/?iht

Good luck ! Naomi x