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naviarhaiku443 – just before sunrise

just before sunrise the quiet mystery of dawn silences the birds Raymond Cobley is an experimental composer and regular participant in our Haiku challenge. Now retired, Raymond aims to explore the possibilities afforded by open-source software, which he uses exclusively for creating and editing both sounds & images. All his[…]

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naviarhaiku442 – eruption of light

eruption of light deconstructing the darkness beauty for ashes   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by how the night came (@howthenightcame) Today’s original piece of music uses this haiku by @markeology and features the keytar, banjolele & keytar. @NaviarRecords https://t.co/zwCJORg7Ux pic.twitter.com/fwCt6cogzJ — Gareth P Jones (@jonesgarethp)[…]

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naviarhaiku441 – Microbiota

Microbiota constitute consciousness we’re never alone   Jason Richardson is a Leeton-based musician and poet who’s collaborated with Naviar many times over the last few years: in 2014 his music was part of the sound installation we made for the State of Origin exhibition in London. In 2017, Jason and[…]

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naviarhaiku440 – the sixth month

the sixth month – with clouds laid on its summit Mount-Arashi For our 440th haiku challenge, I chose a poem by the greatest haiku master, Matsuo Basho (1644 – 1694). In his late twenties, Basho moved to Edo (now Tokyo), where he joined the local active poetry community: he started[…]

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naviarhaiku439 – Tall trees gently wave

Tall trees gently wave Sending secret messages Into the Spring breeze   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 Jim Tetlow), ‘Abstract Blue‘ (with[…]

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naviarhaiku438 – heavy rain

heavy rain the smell of black earth drift radial by sevenism   Richard Barnes is a freestyle haiku and senryu poet most influenced by Kobayashi Issa, Taneda Santoka, and Richard Wright. He works also as a graphic designer & artist with his own company Naumaddic Arts. Richard primarily shares his[…]

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naviarhaiku437 – high noon

high noon– the reed sparrow sings to a silent river   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by how the night came (@howthenightcame) im fluss (naviarhaiku 437) by Martin Neuhold s r by sevenism im fluss (naviarhaiku 437) by Martin Neuhold Among the four great masters of[…]

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naviarhaiku436 – lightning thunder

lightning thunder and rain all speaking at once     Elancharan Gunasekaran is inspired by Dadaist movements, butoh and anarchism. He believes that humans are capable of governing themselves without the need of political systems. His art often involves experimenting with visual and literary forms on the raw aspects of[…]

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naviarhaiku435 – softly-spun

softly-spun cherry blossom dream fends off the dark C.X.Turner (she/her) is a poet and registered social care professional living in the UK. She loves the brevity of Japanese short-form poetry and the fluidity of free verse. Writing daily and published in a range of Anthologies and Journals, you can find[…]

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naviarhaiku434 – is that a cloud

is that a cloud or a standing screen? again the moon is hiding her face   A contemporary of Basho, Den Sutejo was the eldest daughter of a distinguished samurai family living in the mountainous area northwest of Kyoto. After her husband’s death, she became a nun and spent the[…]

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