Troiku Hineri (troiku with twist)

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #67 Troiku Hineri: Apple Blossoms
I will give you four haiku to work with. You may decide which haiku you want to use to create a “fusion-ku” with. Of course the “crossroads-idea” is not the only thing you have to do. I love to challenge you to create a Troiku Hineri with your “fusion-ku”. What is a “Troiku Hineri”? Well let me try to explain that:

As you all know a Troiku starts with a haiku and the following three haiku start with the separated lines of the first haiku. In a “Troiku Hineri” (a Troiku with a twist) I challenge you to do the same with the three haiku following the “starter-haiku” of the Troiku. So you have to create nine new haiku with the separated lines of your first three haiku of the “regular Troiku”. All together … you have to create TWELVE new haiku and of course your “fusion-ku”. It’s a tough challenge I think … so take your time, meditate and contemplate on what you are going to share with us.


clusters talking
together in admiration
apple blossoms

© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)


talking heads
all compliment each other
white apple blossoms


talking heads
bent low to the ground in May
shy daffodils

all complement each other–
your color glows red
one Fall leaf to another

white apple blossoms
form a feather-light skirt
fluttering ’round trees

Troiku Hineri

talking heads
closely knit and brainy
full cauliflowers

bent low to the ground in May
hedgehogs testing warmth–
they decide to wait

shy daffodils
steams and leaves are skittish
finally blossom

closely knit and brainy
tea roses gossip
about white roses

full cauliflowers
sit on green stalk bottoms
not yet florets

bent low to the ground in May
first bulb seen

hedgehogs testing warmth
wiggle their noses at rain
scout back inside

they decide to wait
children are having fun
raindrops ready to burst

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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3 Responses to Troiku Hineri (troiku with twist)

  1. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #5: Sara’s latest #troiku for Carpe Diem!


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