naviarhaiku492 – Early morning

Early morning,
One star remaining,
It’s a good day too.

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 June 2023

Haiku by Santoka Taneda

Picture by freezydreamin


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