Naviarhaiku218 – In the faint sunlight

This week’s haiku was written by Sumitaku Kenshin, one of the most important representatives of free-form haiku, which ignores not just the syllabic formation typical of haiku poetry but seasonal reference as well. Kenshin started writing poety after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia: he dedicated the last 2 years of his life to haiku, leaving 281 poems. He died in 1987, at the age of 25.

Seven days to make music in response to the assigned haiku: to particiipate visit


Deadline: 14th March 2018

Poem by Sumitaku Kenshin

Picture by Byron Johnson