A Monk Sips Morning Tea Poem by Matsuo Basho

A Monk Sips Morning Tea

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


Translated by Robert Hass

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Edith Oram 05 March 2008

I like this sort of poetry. It is very visual, calming and excellent for meditation.

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Brian Jani 19 May 2014

Wow what a nice theme

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Michael Hopkins 08 January 2022

A well penned haiku

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Samin Bakshi 30 June 2018

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

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Walterrean Salley 22 November 2016

A Monk Sips Morning Tea - Poem by Matsuo Basho.) **Tea. Flowers. Quietude. What a moment; a great place to be.

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Fabrizio Frosini 02 June 2016

I love this Basho's hokku.. and it always recalls to my memory Saigyo’s waka poetry..

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Fabrizio Frosini 14 July 2015

una bella immagine di serenità zen.. a beautiful picture of (zen) serenity..

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