in the water
(mizu ni kage aru tabibito de aru)
A wandering poet and ascetic Zen priest, Santōka was a disciple of Ogiwara Seisensui, one of the first poets to discard the traditional use of the 5-7-5 structure in haiku.
Santōka’s poetry emphasizes the necessity of sabi (solitude) in order to achieve spiritual enlightenment and serenity.
Seven days to make music in response to the assigned haiku: to participate visit https://www.naviarrecords.com/about/naviar-haiku
Deadline: 6th November 2019
haiku by Santoka Taneda http://www.chzc.org/Nonin.htm
picture by Franco Fantuzzi https://unsplash.com/@frankye