troiku

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #5 – Troiku:  Ancient Warriors
“For this first weekend-meditation of November I love to challenge you to create a Troiku. The Troiku is a creative way of haiku-ing which I invented back in 2012. The goal is to create three haiku starting with the separated lines of a haiku. ‘

ancient warriors
between battle and peace
writing haiku

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my troiku:

ancient warriors
between battle and peace
writing haiku

ancient warriors
still remembered on this day
we salute them

between battle and peace
the time spent freely
short time to think

writing haiku
wondering how I can say it
briefly

 

falling to the ground
a flower closer to the root
bidding farewell

© Basho

Here is my troiku:

falling to the ground
a flower closer to the root
bidding farewell

falling to the ground
soldiers at war
frontlines

a flower closer to the root
tight yellow bud
of a buttercup

bidding farewell
standing in cemetery
weeping

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to troiku

  1. Smitha V says:

    Beautifully written and linked to the main Haiku

    Like

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