naviarhaiku544 – out of my dreams

out of my dreams
the distant croaking
green frogs



by: Ryōkan Taigu


Ryōkan Taigu was a Japanese poet and calligrapher who lived during the Edo period. A Buddhist monk who lived much of his life as a hermit, Taigu spent most of his time writing poetry, calligraphy, and communing with nature. His poetry is often very simple and inspired by nature.


haiku by Ryōkan Taigu

picture by Sora Sagano

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This haiku poem is part of the Naviar haiku music challenge, where artists are invited to make music in response to a weekly assigned haiku poem. Participation is free and there are no limitations in the songs’ length or genre.

You have seven days from the posting of this haiku to submit your track. For information on how to make a submission, visit the Naviar Haiku Music Challenge page.

Submission deadline: 12th June 2024

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