Naviarhaiku192 – The lamp once out


Undoubtedly one of the most important Japanese writer in modern history, Natsume Sōseki began his career publishing haiku and renku poems in a number of newspapers and periodicals. Early in his career he met Masaoka Shiki, who encouraged him to become a writer and tutored him in the art of composing haiku.

Sōseki is mostly known for his novels, especially Kokoro

Make music in response to Sōseki’s poem in 7 days: more info at


Deadline:  13th September 2017

Haiku by Natsume Sōseki

Picture by Aleks Dahlberg