Haibun in Shamrock Haiku Journal (sample)

I am honored to have a haibun titled “Catch of the Day” in the current issue of Shamrock Haiku Journal, #22.

My sincerest thank you to Editor Anthony Kudryavitsky for selecting my haibun for the current issue. It’s quite an honor; he selects only two haibun per issue.

Read the issue here. Please enjoy reading the issue as you scroll down for my haibun. Check the archive for past issues, too!

An online journal based in Dublin, Ireland, Shamrock Haiku Journal is just over five years old. You may purchase a five year print edition anthology of poems titled Shamrock Haiku Journal 2007-2011. I’m delighted to have one of my haiku in the anthology:

a caterpillar
hanging from gossamer
her infant’s eyes

From Issue #19 and the anthology.

Finally, note: a haibun includes prose and one or more haiku. It’s one of my favorite Japanese-style short forms.

Blessings to all, Andy

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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6 Responses to Haibun in Shamrock Haiku Journal (sample)

  1. Nice, both of them! The image “her infants eyes” is wonderfully surprising. Congratulations on these publications!

    It’s fun to see so many countries represented in Shamrock.

    Was there a fish in that bottle? : -)

  2. Jennifer-wow, you are fast! Thank you for your kind comments and congratulations.
    It’s one of my favorite haiku.
    I agree: “248 authors representing 38 countries” is amazing, especially for a five year time frame.
    No, no fish. No whiskey, either. The cap was on but the bottle was empty. True story. Remember when I pointed out the fish ladder along Padden Creek?
    Thanks again, and blessings to you and yours, Andy

    • Apparently I am apostrophe-challenged right now.

      Yes, I was picturing that fish ladder as I read your poem! Well done on clearing it out. The salmon have a tough enough time on those ladders as it is without having to deal with *more* human obstacles.

      • Jennifer, no worries.

        I love watching salmon working upstream. Yes, agreed. I’d like to see removal of debris from streams to remove some of the obstacles for salmon.

        Recently, I was delighted to watch two women fish two office chairs from the Padden Creek estuary. I applauded them as they walked back up to street level!

        Thanks again. With warm regards, Andy

  3. I think there was time in the bottle. :o) Nice work! Lots of wonderful poems in this issue. Another one that brought a smile:

    winding road–
    pylon can’t decide
    which side
    (Robert Davey) England

  4. Jilanne,
    Absolutely. The bottle *wasn’t* empty! LOL “Time in a Bottle”… was a favorite song of mine when I was a teenager!
    Thank you very much for your kind comment.
    I agree; Shamrock Haiku Journal is one of my favorite journals of haiku and haibun.
    Press on with YOUR writing!
    Sincerely, and best wishes, Andy

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