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Hello fellow poets! This is Michelle Beauchamp or “Mish” as you may know me in the dVerse community. It is my pleasure to host this week’s haibun prompt.

Haibun? For those who are not familiar with this Japanese poetry form, the haibun is a combination of prose and haiku. It begins with a non-fictional narrative, a true account written in present tense consisting of concise paragraphs. Please limit to no more than three. The prose is followed by a traditional haiku which gives reference to a season, bringing another dimension or layer to the prose.

The theme? Think hometown. Bring to life a scene or experience from your hometown, whether it be a childhood or adult memory.  Reminisce. Relive a moment. Describe to us this place you are originally from using sensory details. If you wish, you may choose to view your hometown through new eyes, the way it feels and looks to you now when you visit.

I leave you with some memoirs of Ed Sheeran’s hometown.

If you are new to dVerse, here are the instructions to join in:

    • Post your haibun to your blog.
    • Click on Mr. Linky. Add your name and a direct url to your poem.
    • Drop into the pub to say hello.
    • Read and comment on other people’s work.
    • Share via your favorite social media platforms.
    • Have fun!