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naviarhaiku379 – rain rituals

rain rituals in the light of torches – mountain peaks at night Tan Taigi was a haiku poet of the Edo period. He was a wanderer for most of his life and admired by Yosa Buson for his ability to transcend his eclectic and unconventional lifestyle with sublime poetry. Seven[…]

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naviarhaiku378 – snowflakes gently fall

snowflakes gently fall cold winter’s pale sakura I envy the birds drop rez by sevenism This beautiful haiku was written by Scott, a long-time supporter of Naviar and one of our Bandcamp’s supporters. Seven days to make music in response to the assigned haiku: to participate visit https://www.naviarrecords.com/about/naviar-haiku Deadline: 7th[…]

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naviarhaiku377 – Easily glows

Easily glows and easily goes a firefly aqueluzada emulous by sevenism   Chine was the younger sister of Mukai Kyorai, the author of last week’s poem. Together the siblings kept a journal during a trip from Kyoto to the Ise shrine in 1686. Kyorai’s Ise Journal begins as follow:  […]

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Naviar Virtual – March 2021

This is going to be our third fully digital event. We’ll start with a free one-hour haiku webinar, followed by a series of music performances combined with a visual element throughout. Performances will start at 9:30 AM (GMT) and can be streamed on our Youtube channel. Haiku Webinar (8:00 AM[…]

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naviarhaiku376 – Chanting and humming

Chanting and humming gongs immerse the green valley in cool waves of air meditations disintegrations ii by sevenism     Kyorai was a Japanese haiku poet who first trained as a martial artist before he started writing and became one of Basho’s first disciples. Seven days to make music in[…]

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naviarhaiku375 – The long, long river

The long, long river A single line On the snowy plain casual disintegration by sevenism The Z Projects by DzEta Nozawa Bonchō was a haikai poet and disciple of Basho who worked as a doctor in Kyoto. Later in life Bonchō distanced himself from Basho’s school and was imprisoned for[…]

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naviarhaiku374 – Borrowing my house

Borrowing my house from insects, I slept       fractal air by sevenism Special thanks to Darren Bourne aka halF unusuaL, who recently mentioned this beautiful haiku by Issa to me. Seven days to make music in response to the assigned haiku: to participate, visit https://www.naviarrecords.com/about/naviar-haiku Deadline: 10th March[…]

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naviarhaiku373 – A lost child crying

A lost child crying stumbling over the dark fields… catching fireflies Naviar Records · haiku #373: A lost child crying / stumbling over the dark fields… / catching fireflies coral rhizome by sevenism The haiku of the week is by Yoshida Ryusui (1691-1758). Very little is known about him, except[…]

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Naviar Virtual – February 2021

We’re ready for our second fully digital event. We’ll start with a free one-hour haiku webinar, followed by a series of music performances combined with a visual element throughout. Performances will start at 8:00 PM (GMT) and can be streamed on our Youtube channel. Haiku Webinar (6:30 – 7:30 PM)[…]

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naviarhaiku372 – One traveller

One traveller, Wakes another traveller, At the sight of the sea. Naviar Records · haiku #372: One traveller, / Wakes another traveller, / At the sight of the sea. ray spectra by sevenism One Traveller Wakes Another (Naviarhaiku372) by solemnland The Haiku Foundation is always a rich source of inspiration. I[…]

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