naviarhaiku367 – morning light


morning light
the first blossoms of spring
bloom over-night

A couple of days ago I came across another poem by Morikawa Kyoroku which I particularly liked.

Morikawa Kyoroku (1656-1715) studied with the great Basho for ten months, who was the one who 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: 20th January 2021

haiku by Morikawa Kyoroku

picture by Jill Dimond

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