Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at a new episode of our Tan renga Challenge Month. Today I have a "hokku" for you from a not so well known haiku poet at least to me. While I was preparing this wonderful Tan Renga Month I ran into several unknown haiku poets, both classical and non-classical. Today I have a haiku from Ozaki Hosai (1885-1926) a contemporary of Shiki, the name giver of our haiku.
Before starting this month I hadn't heard from Ozaki Hosai, but I ran into a wonderful document in which he was the leading haiku poet. From that document I extracted a wonderful "hokku":
|Ozaki Hosai (1885-1926)
Now as we have an idea about who Ozaki Hosai was it's time to share the "hokku" I have chosen to inspire you to create a Tan Renga.
a boat and an umbrella
© Ozaki Hosai (1885-1926)
a boat and an umbrella (Ozaki Hosai)
puddle filled clouds (Chèvrefeuille)