Matsuo Basho

(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

Comments about A Monk Sips Morning Tea by Matsuo Basho

  • Gold Star - 67,857 Points Fabrizio Frosini (7/14/2015 5:47:00 AM)

    una bella immagine di serenità zen..

    a beautiful picture of (zen) serenity.. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 184 Points Brian Jani (5/19/2014 10:25:00 AM)

    Wow what a nice theme (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Edith Oram (3/5/2008 5:30:00 AM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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