One note of the shakuhachi
piercing the winter clouds
(c) Soen Nakagawa
Kristjaan writes: “Today I love to share our third haiku written by our featured haiku-poet Soen Nakagawa (1907-1984). He wrote this haiku in the winter of 1938 … I think it’s a great one full of Zen as the most haiku written by him.
In this haiku he mentions the Shakuhachi, a Japanese end-blown flute. The Shakuhachi originated from ancient China and was brought to Japan in the early Edo-period. It was made from bamboo and is used in the Suizen or Zen-Buddhistic blowing meditation.
The goal of this Special feature is to write a haiku in the same tune, sense and spirit as the one given. For this episode I have chosen the next haiku by Soen Nakagawa for your inspiration.”
reverberates in the soul
harmonizing spring rains