Morning Tea

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

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My response to Carpe Diem #1597 Tan Renga Challenge Month February 2019 (1) morning tea

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.

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