naviarhaiku453 – falling leaves

falling leaves
deep in the forest
I see a buddha

A wandering poet and ascetic Zen priest, Santōka was a disciple of Ogiwara Seisensui, one of the first poets to discard the traditional use of the 5-7-5 structure in haiku.

Santōka’s poetry emphasizes the necessity of sabi (solitude) in order to achieve spiritual enlightenment and serenity.

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

Deadline: 14th September 2022

haiku by Santoka Taneda

picture by Evgeni Evgeniev

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