This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku283 – The clear day in the rainy season
The clear day in the rainy season.
The madder red of the twilight appeared
And vanished instantly.
This is a haiku by Takahama Kyoshi. Kyoshi was the editor of the haiku magazine Hototogisu, which promoted a more traditional style of haiku compared to other contemporary schools which were not following the pattern of seventeen syllables at that time. Kyoshi also highlighted the symbolic function of the kigo (the season word), even though the more modern trends were already tending towards season-less haiku. He was active during the Shōwa period of Japan.
The Madder Red Of The Twilight was written for Bassoon, Horn, Trombone, Bass Drum, Violin, Viola, Cello and String Bass.