Two Poems Up at The Wise Owl

The January issue of The Wise Owl is devoted to the poetic form, the haibun. I really like this form because it’s a prose poem that is completed by an ending haiku. I like how the prose poem goes into detail and then the haiku has the ability to comment on or reinforce the prose poem.

Two of my poems are published in this issue–a big thank you to Editor Rachna Singh. The first one, “When You Knew,” is a poem about my father being a twin. The second one, “Chicken Vision,” began because I became fascinated with the fact that chickens have mono-vision, which means that the left eye is far-sighted, and right is near-sighted. Isn’t that the coolest piece of info?! Here is the link (and ignore the bio which is somewhat incorrect–especially the word especially).


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39 responses to “Two Poems Up at The Wise Owl

  1. Amie McG

    These are clever and beautiful and inspire me to try this structure!

  2. Congratulations! Haibun is not a poetic form I have attempted as of yet. My hat’s off to you.

  3. I enjoy the haibun form too
    and yours!
    I love the twins one…amazing.

  4. Congratulations! Two tasty haibun! Each haiku is sort of a drawstring on a purse.

  5. I enjoyed both poems, Luanne.

  6. I love your two haibun, particularly “When You Knew.” (My mother was a twin.)

  7. Congratulations. Two splendid examples – especially the twins one.

  8. Congratulations, Luanne. You are on a roll! (What was that about not getting any work done?)

    These are lovely haibun.
    It’s a form I struggle with–not the paragraph so much as the haiku. 🙂

  9. Congratulations, Luanne!

  10. Congratulations, Luanne! I enjoyed your haibun very much! I learned something new about chickens, too.

  11. VERY nice, Luanne. And each prose poem gave me pause. I love the haibun form but not brave enough to try myself. That last part – about the danger of meditation – huh, never thought of it that way, but for a chicken, that’s the truth!

  12. Loved the poems – and your Red Riding Hood poems too.

  13. Congrats, Luanne!

  14. Hi, how is Perry? 🐱💕

  15. Ha! I had never heard of haibun. I “think” I could attempt it even though I don’t think of myself as a poet, as you know.

    And now I know why chickens cock their head at such angles and always look as if they are studying you intensely. The things one learns by accident.

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