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Haibun

Haibun

Japanese form that intersperses prose text with verse – specifically haiku (13 lines with total of seventeen syllables).
Haiku typically appears at the end, but can come near the beginning.
Often in form of diary or travel journal.

Some Common Forms of Modern Haibun
1. The basic unit of composition – one paragraph and one poem
2. The prose envelope – prose, then poem, then prose
3. Poem then prose
4. The verse envelope – poem, prose, then poem
5. Alternating prose and verse elements