gold-filled meadow

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #99 – Crossroads of Summer

Welcome at a new episode of our weekend meditation feature. This weekend I love to challnege you to create a Troiku with a haiku distilled from two given haiku … so this is a Crossroads episode. I have chosen two haiku by Jane Reichhold (1937-2016) from her online saijiki “A Dictionary of Haiku”, Summer section, subsection Plants.

The task is to create a fusion haiku from the given two haiku and create a Troiku with it (more on Troiku you can find above in the menu). Here are the two haiku to work with, both by Jane Reichhold:

peeping through fog
opening to the sun

sunshine lights
on hibiscus leaves before their
own dark

© Jane Reichhold

My haiku:

sun lights buttercups
as veiled fog begins to lift
before darkness comes


sun lights buttercups
opening in a field
green backdrop

as veiled fog begins to lift
sunlight fills cups
golden faces appear

before darkness comes
a lime green meadow turns gold
buttercups lit by sun


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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