On Chrysanthemums

However close I look,

not a speck on

white chrysanthemum.

In the garden

a sweaty shoe – scent

of chrysanthemum.


silence – monk

sips his morning tea.

3 haikus by Matsuo Basho.

Basho was one of the 4 great masters of haiku. Being small, a haiku lend themselves especially to sharing small intimate things. By recognizing the intimate things that touch us we come to know and appreciate ourselves and our world more. By sharing these with others, we let them into our lives in a very, special, personal way.

(Source : Haiku Handbook by William J. Higgins)


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