On the field
where evening has died out –
Given the success of our previous challenge, I decided to share another haiku by 20th century poet Ozaki Hōsai.
Hōsai graduated from the Tokyo Imperial University, where he studied law. He got off to a good start but decided to give up his home, family, and business to jump from one militant religion of Japan to the other.
Just like Taneda Santoka, Hōsai abandoned the traditional verse form of his time and mostly looked at the austere confines of his life for inspiration.
Seven days to make music in response to the assigned haiku: to participate visit https://www.naviarrecords.com/about/naviar-haiku
Deadline: 10th August 2022
haiku by Ozaki Hōsai https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozaki_H%C5%8Dsai
picture by Amir Kalhor https://unsplash.com/@amirkalhor