Tea Haiku by Matsuo Basho

statues of monks drinking tea

A 17th century Haiku about tea, written by Matsuo Basho.

Translation

Drinking morning tea
A monk sits down in silence
Scent of chrysanthemum

Original Poem

朝茶のむ僧静也菊の花
asacha nomu sō shizukanari kiku no hana

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