ah! morning glories
are at their best while I chant
my morning prayers

© Kyoroku

in lieu of rosary beads
counting withering glories

distant church bells ring
monks murmur evening prayer
crickets sing no more

living cloistered existence
jumping frogs on Holy ground

Copyright © Dorna Hainds
tan renga

Response to Carpe Diem #1615 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (19) Morning Glory