this feeling of loneliness –
he plays with his building blocks
as the snow heaps up
Kubota Mantarō (1889 – 1963) was a Japanese author, playwright and Japanese poet. Although he was more interested in novels and plays, Kubota published several haiku collections and for a while was editor of the haiku magazine Shunto.
This haiku was inspired by his son, who was 3 years old at the time and always playing alone.
Seven days to make music in response to the assigned haiku: to participate visit https://www.naviarrecords.com/about/naviar-haiku
Deadline: 19th January 2021
haiku by Kubota Mantaro https://wkdhaikutopics.blogspot.com/2009/08/kubota-mantaro.html
picture by Brandi Redd https://unsplash.com/@brandi1
a pandemic haiku:
‘two nurses laughing out loud / in front of the hospital / bleak sun behind clouds’