water crystals

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #35 – Troiku challenge – “summer solstice”
We are creating a fusion from the following haiku, and then writing a troiku:

between the wedded rocks (*)
the sun rises to her highest throne
summer solstice

mountain stream
the ice has melted – dances in the sun
crystal waterdrops

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

(*) Meoto Iwa, or the Loved one-and-loved one Rocks, are a couple of small rocky stacks in the sea off Futami, Mie, Japan. They are joined by a shimenawa (a heavy rope of rice straw) and are considered sacred by worshippers at the neighbouring Futami Okitama. According to Shinto, the rocks represent the union of the creator of kami, Izanagi and Izanami. The rocks, therefore, celebrate the union in marriage of man and woman. The rope, which weighs over a ton, must be replaced several times a year in a special ceremony. The larger rock, said to be male, has a small torii at its peak.

Here is my fusion attempt:

crystal water drops
shine in summer’s sunrise
on the faces of rocks

Here is my troiku:

crystal water drops
on thirsty buds of roses
sparkling morning dew

shine in summer’s sunrise
like a field of emeralds
pointed blades of grass

on the faces of rocks
beside a mountain stream
silver smiles


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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4 Responses to water crystals

  1. The closing is a delight. That shining smile warms and spreads, like a gentle summer breeze…


  2. A wonderful troiku Sara … it’s a short story … chapeau!


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