naviarhaiku304 – reflection

in the water
a traveler

(mizu ni kage aru tabibito de aru)

A wandering poet and ascetic Zen priest, Santōka was a disciple of Ogiwara Seisensui, one of the first poets to discard the traditional use of the 5-7-5 structure in haiku.

Santōka’s poetry emphasizes the necessity of sabi (solitude) in order to achieve spiritual enlightenment and serenity.

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

Deadline: 6th November 2019

haiku by Santoka Taneda

picture by Franco Fantuzzi