naviarhaiku322 – the sun set behind

the sun set behind
a traveling monk
tall in the withered field

Initially a prose writer, Masaoka Shiki is considered by many the first poet of modern haiku. He advocated realistic observation by “sketching” (shasei) poems and going out into nature with notebooks, thus abandoning the traditional subjects of haiku of the time. Shiki died of tuberculosis in 1902, at the age of 34.

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

Deadline: 11th March 2020

haiku by Masaoka Shiki

picture by jötâkå

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