naviarhaiku471 – Evening sky

Evening sky,
the silhouettes of farmers in their fields

(translated by James Abrams)

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: 18th January 2023

haiku by Santoka Taneda

picture by Mr Xerty

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