It’s the twelfth day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a haibun that takes in the natural landscape of the place you live. It may be the high sierra, dusty plains, lush rainforest, or a suburbia of tiny, identical houses – but wherever you live, here’s your chance to bring it to life through the charming mix-and-match methodology of haibun.
This was another one I really struggled with as I don’t write prose poetry and I don’t write haikus so combining the two was never going to happen. I have written a poem about the area I live in though, which I think is close enough! I hope you enjoy it.
No Place Like Home
There are loads of trees around here
Coming out of the train station
On one sun soaked afternoon
Shaded by trees filled with
Pale pink blossom
Which was falling down
Like soft petal raindrops
That was the first time here felt like home