Kyoshi dedicated this memorial haiku to Kawahigashi Hekigotou, who had passed away on January 1st, 1937. In his foreword Kyoshi wrote that though he and Hekigotou had been good friends, they had often disagreed over haiku. Like two spinning tops, the two poets drew close in friendship but also sharply repelled each other whenever they touched.
Welcome to the 63rd experiment of Naviar Haiku. Participants are to create a music composition inspired by the assigned haiku poem and post it on Naviar’s Soundcloud group Naviar Laboratory (https://soundcloud.com/naviar-records
Deadline: 25th March 2015
Poem by Takahama Kyoshi
Picture by Richard P J Lambert