in the meadow

Written for:  Carpe Diem Crossroads #13 – Chilly Coolness
“Welcome at a new episode of our CDHK feature “Crossroads”, the feature in which I challenge you to create a so called “fusion”-haiku from two haiku and to create a Troiku with your “fusion”-haiku.”

Here are your two haiku to work with:

chilly coolness
my feet on the wall
for a midday nap

the color of wind
planted artlessly
in a garden of reeds

© Matsuo Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

Here is my attempt:

cool wind creates dancers
in this summer meadow
cattails sway

cool wind creates dancers
green blades nod back and forth
grass is alive

in this summer meadow
sounds of bleating
sheep in the distance

cattails sway
white heads inclined as a bow
summer’s stage

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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8 Responses to in the meadow

  1. All these are lovely. I particularly like #3.


  2. V.J. Knutson says:

    Love your interpretations.


  3. Janice says:

    This is a beautiful troiku…I love the unity of it and the scenes and of nodding cattails and grasses.


  4. You created a beautiful story with your troiku Sara. A wonderful summer day caught in gems.


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