naviarhaiku489 – Dividing the autumn sky

Dividing the autumn sky
Into two
A huge chinquapin tree

Takahama Kyoshi was a Japanese poet active during the Shōwa period of Japan. He was the editor of the haiku magazine Hototogisu (previously edited by Shiki), where he promoted a more traditional style of haiku, as opposed to other popular schools which did not follow the pattern of seventeen syllables at that time.

Kyoshi also highlighted the symbolic function of the kigo (the seasonal reference), even though the more modern trends were already tending towards seasonless haiku.

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Deadline: 24th May 2023

Haiku by Kyoshi Takahama

Picture by Will

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