A Monk Sips Morning Tea

A monk sips morning tea,
it's quiet,
the chrysanthemum's flowering.


Translated by Robert Hass

by Matsuo Basho

Comments (5)

A Monk Sips Morning Tea - Poem by Matsuo Basho.) **Tea. Flowers. Quietude. What a moment; a great place to be.
I love this Basho's hokku.. and it always recalls to my memory Saigyo’s waka poetry..
una bella immagine di serenità zen.. a beautiful picture of (zen) serenity..
Wow what a nice theme
I like this sort of poetry. It is very visual, calming and excellent for meditation.