Peaks of cloud:
The ship has crossed
A windless sea.
One of the most influencial modern Japanese writers, Natsume Soseki’s literary career started in 1903, with a series of haiku and renga published on various literary magazines. Between 1900 and 1903 he studied at the UCL in London, but this proved to be quite a dramatic experience for the young Soseki:
“The two years I spent in London were the most unpleasant years in my life. Among English gentlemen I lived in misery, like a poor dog that had strayed among a pack of wolves.“
Despite this, when Soseki returned to Japan he exploded into prolific writing activity.
Seven days to make music in response to the assigned haiku: to participate visit https://www.naviarrecords.com/about/naviar-haiku
Deadline: 13th May 2020
haiku by Natsume Sôseki (Tr. Sōiku Shigematsu) https://www.britannica.com/biography/Natsume-Soseki
picture by Alex Machado https://unsplash.com/@alexmachado