Kim881 at dVerse gives us solitude as the prompt for Haibun Monday. Like haiku, haibun is a Japanese form. It combines a prose poem with haiku. For a long time I have declared to myself that I don’t like prose poetry until I realized that I know nothing about prose poetry. So I’m trying to learn. In 2016 I wrote a normal post “Light on a coffee mug.” I have thought it some of my better writing, and so I stole from myself for most of this poem. It’s allowed.
The prompt: For this week’s Haibun Monday, write about solitude: it could be meditative solitude, solitude in nature, or just plain old sitting alone in your room solitude. That’s up to you. But you should write no more than three tight paragraphs about solitude, followed by a traditional haiku that includes reference to a season.
Featured image is an original digital photograph taken in Second Life. No post-production.