Despite a difficult life, Kobayashi Issa’s poetry tends to celebrate the serene joys and simple spiritual moments of life. He was a prolific writer of both poetry and prose: he wrote over 20,000 haiku, hundreds of tanka, and several haibun.
Seven days to make music in response to the assigned haiku: to participate visit https://www.naviarrecords.com/about/naviar-haiku
Deadline: 25th July 2018
Poem by Kobayashi Issa https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/kobayashi-issa
Picture by Joshua Stannard https://unsplash.com/@jbstannard