Basho and Ryokan: Monks and Violets

A Japanese Haiku is a very short story. A small jewel of an isolated thought bubble.
The poets Basho and Ryokan had some stories to tell about violets, too. The itinerant monks who populate these stories were loners. They sought the Divine through isolation.

I had made a flip book of these collages, but removed it as I needed the space. If you’d like to see the collages they are here: