naviarhaiku419 – this feeling of loneliness

this feeling of loneliness –
he plays with his building blocks
as the snow heaps up


Kubota Mantarō (1889 – 1963) was a Japanese author, playwright and Japanese poet. Although he was more interested in novels and plays, Kubota published several haiku collections and for a while was editor of the haiku magazine Shunto.

This haiku was inspired by his son, who was 3 years old at the time and always playing alone.

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

Deadline: 19th January 2021

haiku by Kubota Mantaro

picture by Brandi Redd

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