the silhouettes of farmers in their fields
(translated by James Abrams)
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: 18th January 2023
haiku by Santoka Taneda https://www.chzc.org/Nonin.htm
picture by Mr Xerty https://unsplash.com/@xerty