naviarhaiku371 – Heavenly creatures


Heavenly creatures
descending it seems -
the sea of spring

Matsunaga Teitoku (1571-1654) was an early haikai poet and founder of the Teimon school of poetry, which aimed to make haikai accessible to a wide audience while striving to make it a respectable literary form. A task ultimately accomplished by Bashō.

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

Deadline: 17th February 2021

haiku by Matsunaga Teitoku

picture by Nathan Dumlao

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