naviarhaiku293 – Each time they roll in


Each time they roll in
the beach waves break up
the plovers

I came across this week's poem in the book Those Women Writing Haiku  by Jane Reichhold, which you can download for free here.

Shiba Sonome (1664–1726) was a haiku poet and disciple of Matsuo Bashô. Reichhold wrote about her: "One sees that most of these women gained access to the inner circle around Basho by being related either by marriage or blood to one of his disciples. It is possible that Shiba Sonome was one of the few to be accepted as a poet on her own. "


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

Deadline: 21st August 2019

haiku by Shiba Sonome

picture by Michael Benz