Chiyo-Ni’s “Morning glory” – Tan Renga – July 4, 2015

Chiyo-ni standing beside a well. This woodcut by Utagawa Kuniyoshi illustrates her most famous haiku: finding a bucket entangled in the vines of a morning glory, she will go ask for water rather than disturb the flower.

Chiyo-ni standing beside a well. This woodcut by Utagawa Kuniyoshi illustrates her most famous haiku: finding a bucket entangled in the vines of a morning-glory, she will go ask for water rather than disturb the flower.

asano eikou yoku baketto entanguru watashiha mizuwo motomeru

morning-glory!
the well bucket-entangled,
I ask for water

© Chiyo-Ni

all life is precious
even the morning-glory

old farmer
disentangles the bucket
each petal intact

warm tea in the morning
from morning-glory well

© G.s.k. ‘15

Written for:

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #92, Chiyo-Ni’s “Morning glory”

The print was uploaded onto Wikipedia by Petrusbarbygere