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The Way of Taneda Santoka

This essay is just a glimpse into the Dao of Santoka, who being confident of the purposelessness of existence and even more so despaired of his personal guilt and uselessness, is trying to bridge the gap until death reaches out for him by composing haiku.So the words, the meaning, the sounds are being twiddled and tinkered until they start sparkling brightly, which resulted in his unique haiku style.
Eventually and without aiming it, Santoka entered gloriously the pantheon of haiku masters and became one of the most read 20th century poets.
Joint publication of journals NotaBene and Haiku World, Issue 5, 2019

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