a light troiku

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1804 New Beginnings … candlelight

“Today I love to challenge you two times. I love to challenge you to create a “fusion-ku” with two given haiku and to create a Troiku with your new “fusion-ku”. I have chosen two haiku by Jane Reichhold extracted from her online Saijiki “A Dictionary of Haiku”, section New Year.”


Champagne and Candlelight (© photo Isabella Cabre)

Here are the two haiku to work with:

a new year
rising from wild seas
a few stars

the glass with candlelight

© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

Here is my attempt:


candlelight rising
filling the wild seas at night
like champagne bubbles


candlelight rising
held high by those gathered
another vigil

filling the wild seas at night
fish flashing by
neon colors

like champagne bubbles
points of light across the sea
lighthouse beams


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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