Watching a kite
up in the sky,
I think of nothing.
Shirao Kaya was born in 1738 Fukagawa, Edo, now part of Tokyo.
Shirao ran a school in Edo during Spring and Autumn, but in Summer and Winter he would move to the countryside to teach thousands of aspiring poets from throughout the Shinano province (now Nagano Prefecture). He's considered one of the first enstablished haikai writers to help spread cultural forms from national to regional urban centers.
Seven days to make music in response to the assigned haiku: to participate visit https://www.naviarrecords.com/about/naviar-haiku
Deadline: 25th September 2019
haiku by Shirao Kaya http://www.ueda.ne.jp/~sirao/english.html
picture by Agustinus Nathaniel https://unsplash.com/@agustinusnathaniel