I love SANTOKA TANEDA(1882-1940), one of the greatest HAIKU poets.
I have been very fascinated with him who loved liquors and left us many moving HAIKU's.
He walked around almost all over japan.
He gave his Haiku friends trouble oftenly in drink, however, his friends loved him because he composed a quite few of wonderful Haiku poem.
The style of his Haiku is very unique. The words and rhythm used in his Haiku is NOT in conventional pattern, 5-7-5.
I feel his loneliness, earthly desires, and affection to liquor.
He is NEVER a respectable saint, but charms me bacause of his humanity.