Santoka Taneda Poems
- Flowing With Water flowing with water I walked down to the ...
- Sleeping sleeping on a soft futon I dream of my native ...
- No More Houses No more houses to beg from; the clouds cover ...
- Silently silently I put on today’s straw sandals
- Slightly Tips slightly tips ; the leaves fall one by one
- Breeze the breeze from the mountains in the wind bell makes...
- Looking At The Mountains looking at the mountains all day no...
Taneda Santōka (3 December 1882 - 11 October 1940) was the pen-name of a Japanese author and haiku poet. He is known for his free verse haiku.
As an exponent of free style haiku, Santōka is often ranked alongside Ozaki Hōsai, a fellow student of Seisensui. They both suffered from the ill effects of their drinking habits and were similar in their reliance on Seisensui and ... more »
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Flowing With Water
flowing with water
I walked down to the village
the sunlight freely reflects off
my freshly shaven head
within life and death
snow falls ceaselessly
I walk in the winds
brightness and darkness