This is one of my earliest haiga work. I redid it this time. I found the English version of this Basho haiku first on the web. I tried to find the original Japanese version, but could not. If anyone know it, please let me know.
I am a bread and coffee person for breakfast. Usually, I have a piece of toasted bread with cheese and olive oil on it, and a cup of hot coffee in a big mug. Only once or twice a month, when I am away from home, I have rice and miso soup, the kind of traditional Japanese breakfast you see in the haiga. Of couse, there are other plates, like for pickles, egg, fish, and such. But to show the humbleness in this haiku, I stucked to the basic offering, rice and soup, and I am sure that was what Basho had then.
Morning glory was one of the sought-after plants in Edo period when Basho lived. People competed making hybrid flowers, and there were many many morning glories of different looks, which we can only see now in the old woodblock-printed books.