naviarhaiku448 – On the field

On the field
where evening has died out –
my footsteps

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

Deadline: 10th August 2022

haiku by Ozaki Hōsai

picture by Amir Kalhor

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