naviarhaiku288 – A clear waterfall

a clear waterfall
into the ripples
fall green pine needles


I came across this poem by Issa at an exhibition about Japan in Treviso, where I’m currently living. Among the four great masters of Japanese haiku, Issa was the most prolific: during his lifetime 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

Deadline: 17th July 2019

haiku by Kobayashi Issa

picture by Cole Keister