Written for:  Carpe Diem #1705 enjoyment . . . a modern summer kigo
“Today I have a nice challenge for you. I will give you two haiku themed “enjoyment”. You have to use the both haiku to create a new “fusion” haiku. With that new haiku you have to ceate a Troiku, that nice creative poetry form (more about Troiku above in the menu). So today’s challenge is a “Crossroads” feature.”

Here are the two haiku (both by Jane Reichhold) to work with:

outdoor shower
bathed in sun colors
of hot water

slipping into the pool
naked divides the night
sun-warmed waters

© Jane Reichhold (Extracted from her modern saijiki “a dictionary of haiku”)

Fusion Haiku:

sun-warmed waters
blue indigo ripples
as I slip into pool


sun-warmed waters
bathe my skin like bath water
lukewarm yet cooling

blue indigo ripples
across my body like lights
I am a blue mermaid

as I slip into pool
cringe at water temperature
after a sunbath


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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