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Haiku Music Challenge 97


Welcome to The Haiku Foundation’s 97th Haiku Music Challenge, sponsored by Naviar Records!

I found this poem by Issa this morning, thanks to the amazing Basho Society‘s Twitter account. Among the four great masters of Japanese haiku, Issa was the most prolific: during his lifetime he wrote over 20,000 haiku, hundreds of tanka, and several haibun.

even the fields
have a morning attitude
blue mist

Sixteen tracks were made in response to Issa’s haiku, and here’s my selection for The Haiku Foundation:

Track: blue mist
Artist: How the Night Came
Genre: instrumental

The first composition of the week is a soothing guitar piece by Naviar veteran How the Night Came.


Track: Blue Mist
Artist: ikjoyce
Genre: ambient

Here’s a haunting, evocative ambient soundscape by ikjoyce.


Track: Into Mist
Artist: Benn DeMole
Genre: electronic

Benn DeMole carefully combines ambient layers with classical instruments, resulting in a mesmerizing sonic experience.


Thank you for listening. Next week we’ll feature music inspired by haiku by John Hinks:

Star-like, distant lights
Twinkle erratically —
Cold December night

The deadline to submit your composition is 8 December. To find out more, participate or submit your haiku, please visit Naviar Records site.

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  1. A Pastoral Cacophony

    Morning’s first blush slips
    through the mizzling mist,
    dawn’s chorus begins.

    Antiphonal tweets 
    robins, warblers, blackbirds sing 
    dayspring’s symphony. 

    The woodland world wakes. 

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