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Haibun is a poetic prose narrative interspersed with haiku and permeated with haiku characteristics – heightened awareness, concrete imagery and resonance. Basho’s haibun in “Narrow Road to the Deep North”, his journals of travels or pilgrimages, are resonant with a sense of place, past and present, with nature’s moods, and with affection for humanity.


Thanks to Ken Jones for his definition.

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