Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #117 the cold night
“This weekend I will give you a nice “fusion-ku” challenge, or “crossroads”. That nice special feature in which I ask you to create a “fusion-ku” from two given haiku. Your “fusion-ku” you have to use to create a Troiku.

Here are the two haiku to create your fusion-ku with and create your Troiku:”

spring snow
purifies earth and heaven
our enemies perish

© Mizuhara Shûôshi

the cold night
comes out of the stones
all morning

© Jim Kacian

Here is my attempt:


the cold night
purifies earth and heaven
enemies perish


the cold night
watching breath in puffs of white
reach the stars

purifies earth and heaven
night of icy silver
snow fall in fat flakes

enemies perish
we cannot find them today
in avalanche


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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