A ‘one-bun’ for April 4

A crow navigates savage winds as branches conduct a symphony of snow and rain that scatters waves from gullies out to open fields.

sun behind the clouds daffodils safe in their womb below ground

©️2018 Ontheland


This is my one-bun attempt for Carpe Diem #1402 Daffodils.

“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.”

From Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


dreams of love

pour from her hood

like spring blossoms

falling in rain, yet the moon

flashes on her fishing line

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My tanka is a second Crossroads piece that finds a place of meeting between two translations of Japanese haiku….another interesting challenge open to everyone at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. These are the two haiku that inspired my poem:

a thousand gallons

shower from the eaves…

cherry blossoms

© Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1828


it touches the line

of my fishing pole –

this summer moon 

© Chiyo-Ni, 1703-1775