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A Monk Sips Morning Tea
(1644 - 1694 / Iga Province / Japan)

A Monk Sips Morning Tea

Poem By Matsuo Basho

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

Translated by Robert Hass

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Comments (6)

To drink your tea with so much care, your tea might be drinking you. The chrysanthemum, you will feel, if careful: blooming.
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