A haibun is a poetic form that originated during 17th Century in Japan as a combination of two poems: a prose poem and haiku. The form was popularized by poet Matsuo Basho. In the haibun, the prose paper of the poem and haiku typically communicate with each other, though poets employ different strategies for this communication.
The prose part of the poem usually describes a scene or moment in an objective manner. Meanwhile, the haiku portion follows the typical rules for haiku.
Here is my attempt at a haibun poem:
The hip bone is a large flat bone, constricted in the center and expanded above and below. The two hip bones are part of the pelvic girdle that attach the axial skeleton to the lower limbs.
Osteoarthritis can occur in the hips. The warning signs of osteoarthritis are:
- Stiffness in a joint after getting out of bed or sitting for a long time
- Swelling or tenderness in one or more joints
- A crunching feeling or the sound of bone rubbing on bone.
Arthritis in hips
Has been fixed with a “stand-in”
Such a hip-stir!