This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku343 – Persistently I stare
Persistently I stare
At the moon
Still I cannot hear
This haiku is by Sugiyama Sanpu (1647-1732), who suffered from severe hearing problems for his whole life. Sanpu was a patron of Basho, helping him establish his school of haiku.
Persistently I Stare was written for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Cello and String Bass.