against the sky

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #44 Troiku Challenge:  Against The Sky
Last weekend I challenged you with a Troiku Challenge and I thought this weekend we will do that again, so I have another nice challenge for you to create a so called “fusion”- haiku and to create a Troiku with that “fusion”- haiku.

Here are the haiku to work with:

before the white chrysanthemum
the scissors hesitate
a moment

calligraphy of geese
against the sky —
the moon seals it

(C) Yosa Buson (Tr. Robert Hass)

Here is my attempt:

against charcoal sky
reflected in glow of moon
white chrysanthemum

against charcoal sky
moonlight presses, forms shapes
diamond stars

reflected in glow of moon
blackness of pond water
a golden frog leaps

white chrysanthemum
stretches petals
under August moon

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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6 Responses to against the sky

  1. vintage jellies says:



  2. Wow what a wonderful fusion haiku you have used for this amazing troiku.


  3. Janice says:

    Some striking images. I like the contrast between the charcoal sky and white chrysanthemum.


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