Naviarhaiku211 – Giant pasania tree

秋空を 二つに断てり 椎大樹

Akizora wo/ Futatsu ni tateri/ Shii-taiju


I found two equally compelling translations of this poem by Kishi, the one included in the image an the following one:


The autumn sky

Is cut in two

By the big chinquapin tree.


Seven days to make music in response to the assigned poem: more info at


Deadline: 24th January 2018

Poem by Takahama Kyoshi

Picture by Noah Arsenault