First thing first: this haibun-book is not a fortune-telling book, and certainly not the prayer book of the devil! No, this book is only written to have a good time. The haiku is a Japanese verse form that relies on brevity and simplicity to convey its poetical message. It developed from tanka and was mainly influenced by Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694) who is known as the first great haiku poet. Indeed. a 'modern' haiku can be any length from a few to 17 syllables in 3 lines. The theme of a haiku refers to nature although 'nature' can be interpreted in a global sense. A seasonal word (kigo) is no longer a necessity.
after benting a nail
Haibun is a combination of prose and a few haiku poems. Its focus is often on everyday experiences. The haibun draws inspiration from the haiku. A well balanced haiku pays attention to daily events connected with the author, his environment and his acquaintances. The haibun asks austerity and a light-footed approach. The haiku, written with a beginner's mind in or after the haibun is a supplement to the text, not a repetition. The relationship between the prose and the haiku is often subtle. Free associations and a mild touch of irony are always present. The haibun can be written as a playful column, not necessarily following any tradition. A few authors are writing rather provocative, the haibun as a satirical blow-up.
on her table
a bouquet of lilacs
You will find haibun in a bantering tone. Do you care for meditative and contemplative points of view in which humour is not overlooked? You will find your little piece of candy! The reflections are talking with a humble opinion, loving our wonderful world. All kinds of characteristics, information and playful observations are reviewed to please you, and even to badger you for a sound mind in a sound body. You're welcome.
This modest book holds up a mirror in which you and I can read a vague description of our life(s) and vitality, dignity and wisdom, love and affections, intelligence and inspiration. The most reliable results are said to be obtained by a light-hearted approach. Haibun as a literary form is in transition, developing between spiritual meditation and playful poetry. The variety and pliability of this form makes it one of the most exciting in the haiku repertoire.
Keep away from some fortune-tellers for manipulation, cheap swindle and exorbitant prices!
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The research for profound information, meanings and associations learned that contumacy is a household word for telling fortunes with ordinary playing-cards. It is a well-known and famous form of divination that has been around for almost as long as the cards themselves. Playing-cards are in existence since thousands of years... they are a beautiful part of our entail. Their meaning, sense and symbolism has an archetypical form and content which is extraordinary, fascinating and attractive. It can't be denied that the value for relaxation and recreation of the cards is great, they are an unrivalled remedy as means of passing the time. Not only in a countless club of card players, but also in canteens and for an enjoyable time at home.