naviarhaiku364 – Deep in the water

Deep in the water,
softly moving his fins,
a carp, dreaming

Morikawa Kyoroku (1656-1715) was another disciple of Basho, albeit less known. He studied with the great haiku Master for ten months, and during that time Basho chose his nickname Kyoroku because he excelled in all six (roku) art forms: calligraphy, painting, spear, sword, horse riding and haiku.

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

Deadline: 30th December 2020

haiku by Morikawa Kyoroku

picture by Linus Nylund

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