regarding contemplation ~ tan renga

for his morning tea
a monk sits down in utter silence-
confronted by chrysanthemums
                    Matsuo Bashō

regarding contemplation
his loyalty is assured

Carpe Diem #1597 Tan Renga
morning tea

(Add to the provided hokku by Bashō to create a tanka)

 

Image source:
Museum of Fine Arts Boston – Bird and Chrysanthemums, by Utagawa Hiroshige
(White chrysanthemums are considered a symbol of loyalty.)

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