I’m in Portumna, County Galway, Ireland on a self-imposed writing retreat. Having spent five months in S. America, I’m back to fall colors of splendid nature in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s good for writing haiku and haibun.
I’m happy to announce that I have two haibun published in issue 4:2 of The Haibun Journal. By The Shores of the River Tormes I wrote based on my experience in Salamanca, Spain. These Flowers Taste Lovely, Don’t They? comes out of on my time living in Japan.
Published here in Ireland by Poet Sean O’Connor, The Haibun Journal is going into its fifth year of publishing haibun by authors around the world. While in Dublin, I had the opportunity to attend a book launch that Sean gave the introduction for the author and discussed haiku and haibun. I wrote about it in my new blog, The Sydney Dispatch as part of my post about a Literary Self-Tour of Dublin. He gives an excellent talk about haiku in haibun for The Poetry Pea for those of you interested in improving your haiku and haibun.
I do hope to get back to Japan. Maybe even this spring, as I had anticipated returning to write and had left a lot of books and other things. The pandemic changed all that. It’s been three years! But I’m just getting adjusted to living as an over-50 digital nomad, wandering poet.