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Welcome to Haibun Monday folks ! If this is your first time to read about haibun, you can refer back to our past Haibun Monday articles so you are acquainted with the form. Here is short description of the form:

Haibun prose is composed of terse, descriptive paragraphs, written in the first person singular. The text unfolds in the present moment, as though the experience is occurring now rather than yesterday or some time ago. In keeping with the simplicity of the accompanying haiku, all excessive words should be pared down or deleted. Nothing must ever be overstated.

Our guest host for today is Jane or Lady Nyo.   The theme is “Childhood Experiences”, whether they be pleasurable or traumatic, but perhaps something that changed the course of your life or impacted you in some  unforgettable way.  So share with us your memorable childhood years, and let’s get to know a little bit of each other’s background.

Please take note of the guidelines:   (1) The haibun must be non-fiction (2) The occurance must have actually happened to you (3) You are to write one to two (or three) tight paragraphs and (4) End it with a season based haiku.

If you are new to dVerse or even if not, please:
– Write your haibun and link it to dVerse.
– Post it to Mr. Linky which is found at the bottom of this post. Please link your poem’s URL instead of your blog name.
– Visit each other, read, and comment on other writers. This is how we enjoy each other and grow our poetic community.

About our guest host:  Jane Kohut-Bartels is a writer in Atlanta, Ga. . She has published with Lulu.com and Amazon.com 6 books with her first, “A Seasoning of Lust” in its second edition, just released. She is a member of the Anglo-Japanese Tanka Society in Kent, UK, and is cited in the encyclopedia of English Speaking Tanka Writers since 2011. She will publish her first novel, “Kimono” in the summer of 2017. She was on the Board of Advisors for PoetCRIT for two years in India. Periodically, she teaches tanka and haiku in Atlanta.