Initially a prose writer, Masaoka Shiki dedicated most of his life to haiku and is usually credited with reviving this Japanese poetic form.
He advocated realistic observation by “sketching” (shasei) poems and going out into nature with notebooks, thus abandoning the traditional subjects of haiku of the time. His advice for an aspiring poet was, “Use both imaginary pictures and real ones, but prefer the real ones.”
Seven days to make music in response to the assigned haiku: to participate visit http://www.naviarrecords.com/about/naviar-haiku
Deadline: 8th May 2019
haiku by Masaoka Shiki (Translated by Janine Beichman) http://jti.lib.virginia.edu/japanese/shiki/beichman/BeiShik.utf8.html
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