Troiku

on the credenza
the images of ancestors
lighted by a candle
© Chèvrefeuille

on the credenza
birthday cake still in the box
first birthday party

flickering shadows –
the images of ancestors
cast by candle light

lighted by a candle
ancestors past and present
in whispered prayer

Pat R

9/24/17

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Autumn Reflections

Carpe Diem Special #185 Georgia’s first “Autumn Reflections” (Troiku)

The first Carpe Diem Special of December. This month’s featured haiku-poetess (and winner of our “peace of mind” – kukai)Georgia (a.k.a. Bastet) of Bastet and Sekhmets Library

TROIKU
autumn reflections
as I cross the sun warmed bridge
geese fly south (Bastet)

autumn reflections
the thunder of flapping wings
noisy flock heads south

as I cross the sun warmed bridge
seagull drop clam shell
then swoop down to feast

geese fly south
at the first chill in the winds
enroute to the sun

Pat R

12/06/15

Inspired by this troiku authored by Bastet :

autumn reflections
as I cross the sun warmed bridge
geese fly south

autumn reflections
old man contemplates winter
under the hot sun

as I cross the sun warmed bridge
ducks laugh downstream
– diving for trout

geese fly south
the noisy swallows have gone
but the blackbird sings
(Bastet)

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Troiku

The goal is to write a haiku (the sleigh) and to write three new haiku (the horses) by using the three lines of the haiku (the sleigh).

shimmering
mirage
over desert road

shimmering image
nesting on glass and steel
in urban canyon

mirage dissipates
as I try for a closer look
continues journey

over desert road
tsunami of tumble weeds
steady summer wave

My troiku inspired by:

kageroo ya

hoshite wa nururu

ishi no ue

heat shimmers
dancing
over the stone
(Fukuda Choyo-ni)

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