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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.