“Walking a dog is a lesson in the simplicities of happiness” – Steve Fowler
This weeks podcast is about walking the dog in the coldest of weather.
I walk my dog, Molly, every day, unless it’s really storming outside. In that case we, my dog and I, take a nap 🙂
This weeks write is in the form of a haibun.
“Haibun (hey-bun) is a prosimetric literary form originating in Japan, combining prose and haiku. The range of haibun is broad and frequently includes autobiography, diary, essay, prose poem, short story and travel journal.” Online Dictionary
The form is short, usually 100 words or less, with a haiku at the end. There are other ways of writing haibun but this is the simplest one. All haibun include a combination of prose and haiku.
In a podcast writing forms are not often recognizable because the author is reading the piece in question.
So I’ll share with you the haiku that is at the end of “Cold”
It’s a long way home
The snow covers our tracks now
The dog watches me
Even if forms don’t interest you, I hope you enjoy listening to this week’s podcast as much as I enjoyed talking and reading to you.
Until next time
Most of the stories and poetry in these podcasts have been posted before at Apostrophe