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naviarhaiku395 – In stony moonlight

In stony moonlight hills and fields on every side white and bald as eggs … A follower of Matsuo Bashô, Hattori Ransetsu was a samurai who became a monk after his master’s death. Just like the great Bashô, Ransetsu also was a frequent traveller and recorded this in his journals[…]

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naviarhaiku394 – having a dream

having a dream is part of the job … rain in spring Arii Shokyu-Ni was a haiku poetess during the Edo period who began a wandering life after running away from her husband at 29 with the haiku poet Kohaku. Just like Matsuo Basho, “the Nun Shokyu” traveled to to[…]

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naviarhaiku393 – A dull Summer day…

A dull Summer day… A white gull glides overhead, brightens up my mood scorched night by sevenism John Hinks, aka FlownBlue, is a prolific and talented composer, and a regular participant in the Haiku challenge. Aside from his solo project, John is also involved in three improvising duos: ‘Windfall Light‘ (with[…]

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naviarhaiku392 – far fireworks

far fireworks sounding, otherwise not a thing horizon fade repetitions by sevenism Like Santoka and Seisensui, Kawahigashi Hekigoto (1873-1937) was an important advocate of the free verse haiku. Besides being a writer and critic of haiku, Hekigoto was a literary scholar, noh dancer, art critic, calligrapher, social commentator, and mountain[…]

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naviarhaiku391 – experimenting

experimenting I hung the moon on various branches of the Pine corridor halo by sevenism Here’s another haiku by Tachibana Hokushi, also author of the poem we published last week. Tachibana Hokushi, whose real name was Tachibana Genjiro, was born in Kanazawa in 1665. Hokushi was one of Basho’s most[…]

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naviarhaiku390 – for that brief moment

for that brief moment when the fire-fly went out…O the lonely darkness deleveled by sevenism Tachibana Hokushi, whose real name was Tachibana Genjiro, was born in Kanazawa in 1665. Hokushi was one of Basho’s most famous students at the time, and he even accompanied the great master during part of[…]

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Naviar Virtual – June 2021

https://youtu.be/Z39eIAWaIc8 Welcome to our sixth fully digital event. This month we invited Jamie Lickfold (Sevenism) to create a 40-minute live set for our community: a carefully crafted mix of light and dark and intertwining ambient layers that will mesmerise the listener. The live set will premiere on Youtube on Tuesday[…]

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naviarhaiku389 – The ocean in June

The ocean in June: Inhaling and exhaling, But never speaking. you are here by sevenism   Regarded as the father of contemporary haiku, Masaoka Shiki was a poet and literary critic during the Meiji period Japan. He advocated realistic observation by “sketching” (shasei) poems and going out into nature with[…]

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naviarhaiku387 – Watch! While singing hymns

Watch! While singing hymns among the congregation the serpent’s concealed concealed by sevenism Nailah Nombeko is a composer from New York who also participates occasionally in our haiku music challenge. Her most recent projects were with international opera star Karen Slack for Sparks and Wiry Cries, where she was commissioned[…]

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