for his morning tea
a monk sits down in utter silence-
confronted by chrysanthemums © Matsuo Basho (Tr. unknown)
reflecting deep affection
Japanese bonsai art form © 2019 Elsie Hagley
My response to Carpe Diem #1597 Tan Renga Challenge – February 2019 (1,) everyday for the month of February we are given a haiku to create Tan Renga.
What is a Tan Renga Poetry?
One poet writes the first stanza, which is three lines long 5-7-5 a total of seventeen syllables. Structure as a haiku. The next poet adds the stanza, a couplet with seven syllables per line.