for his morning tea
a monk sits down in utter silence-
confronted by chrysanthemums Matsuo Basho (Tr. unknown)
in fragrant steam from a bowl
rise flower globes of sunshine Kim M. Russell, 1st February 2019
February has arrived at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and every day we will be given a haiku with which to create Tan Renga. For this first episode of the new Tan Renga Challenge Month, we have a haiku by Basho.