Unexpected Fall

I’m no hopeless romantic. My mind has always won over my heart, making it always realistic. I don’t look forward to forever. I choose to relish what I have today. I don’t believe in love at first sight. I believe love is a constant, daily fight. I never thought I would fall for you. Actually, I do not want to. I always dreamed of loving someone I barely knew. Someone that is not you.

But time, fate connived
like a tree’s last leaf, I fall.
Our story was born.

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Back story: This is a non-fiction account of my own love life. 😀 My almost six-year boyfriend is actually a childhood friend. And… the haibun above says it all. ❤

In response to dVerse‘s Haibun Monday: A Little Romance by Toni of kanzen sakura. Read her own haibun here.


Hi!  Happy Haibun Monday to you all.  I hope you all have your heartsready to pen a romantic haibun.  I think we all have romance in common:  a first romance, unrequited, summer love, lost love, forever love…

You can write this easily.  Remember, a haibun is not a work of fiction, it is true.  So please share with us a romantic episode or time of your life.

Our romances are like a movie or the most mundane ordinary thing in the world.  I want you to please think and pull out your best romantic (or funniest or saddest) haibun ever.  Please give me one or two tight paragraphs with a true classic haiku at the end – nature based with a cutting or pivot in the second line.  The count will be 5-7-5 but some do write short-long-short.

86 thoughts on “Unexpected Fall”

    1. If you are interested in joining us, the haibun is a Japanese poetic form based on the travelogue of Basho. It is prosimetric and is written in tight paragraphs ended with a nature based classical haiku rather than a micropoem or senryu. You can also read the other linked poems to get an idea of how to write a haibun. I hope you will join us and enjoy reading. Best regards, Toni

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  1. This is what I love about haibun – they are not works of fiction and so we get the most glorious truths from them. The haiku is most excellent and perfectly expands on the prose. What a happy read!

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    1. Thank you, Toni! 🙂 I have written several haibuns already but I missed the fact that it should not be fiction. So thank you for the info. 😉
      And for the lovely prompt who finally made me spill the beans about my love life. 🙂
      It was nice meeting you, Toni!


  2. I imagine love fought for every day (as long as the fight is hale) becomes love forever. You’ll have to let me know. Sister, the haibun blends nature with human will so effectively. The last leaf fell: “Our story was begun.” I wonder if the leaf, then, becomes the first page in your love story!

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  3. “I’m no hopeless romantic…”

    How about just a smidgeon? That is so sweet that your BF is also your childhood friend. Love that blooms from a solid foundation is so strong. Thank you for sharing this gem with us/me. More please. ❤

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    1. yes! smidgeon it is. 😀
      Yeah. He will be grinning once he read this piece because he is always soooo proud that he have me despite my hate for him. Not childhood friend, it’s childhood enemy. 😀 hAHA

      Thank you for reading and for your lovely comment, Lonna! ❤

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      1. You are so cute. What is that famous quote? I believe it’s by Sun Tzu in The Art of War (don’t quote my source)…”Keep your friends close; but keep your enemies even closer.” *wink* So, I’d say a childhood enemy is a promotion to a childhood friend. Ha ha ha…

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  4. Your haibun made me swoon. This has the magic of falling in love bit by bit without the protagonists knowing it. Your story is all the more special because it was not driven by emotion. 😊💕

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