Naviarhaiku 063 – Like two spinning tops

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 (

Deadline: 25th March 2015

Poem by Takahama Kyoshi

Picture by Richard P J Lambert