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December's Tea Haiku

This month's Haiku is Chiyoni's (1703-1775).

She was a Japanese poet of the Edo period, widely regarded as one of the greatest female haiku poets. She wote more than 1700 haiku.
Philomene found her Tea flower Haiku! Please find it on your tea bags!

tea flowers-
their blooming
delays the dusk

chanohana ya
kono yūgure o
saki nobashi

 Note: The tea flower is white, so the light seems to remain on it when night falls.


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