inkstone a well

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words held in my hands
waiting to speak

Carpe Diem #1518 Inkstone and Pencil (free style)

Free style haiku works outside of the constraints of traditional haiku (5-7-5, kigo/seasonal word). Several examples of free style haiku are given in the challenge. Santōka Taneda was another haiku poet known for his free style haiku, and numerous examples can be found here, including this:

Aki to natta zasso ni suwaru
The grasses / That have become autumn, – – / Sitting down in them.
Santōka Taneda (tr. – R. H. Blyth)

Taneda Santōka.jpg

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kisspng.com (inkstone)
Terebess Asia Online (portrait)

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