volatile situation

Chevrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai hosts haiku/troiku prompt.  He gifts us with first line: “when every gust of wind.”  Each stanza of troiku begins with next line from original haiku.


when every gust of wind
fans bright flames of fire higher
smoke and ashes whirl


when every gust of wind
exhales crackles, sizzles, pops
wood door comes unhinged

fans bright flames of fire
higher heat of inferno
old shed roof crumbles

smoke and ashes whirl
choking billows engulf all
inhale acrid breath



photo by lynn



6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chèvrefeuille
    Aug 20, 2017 @ 13:58:56

    I have a proud feeling. It is a joy to read your haiku and to see how you have created the troiku, a creative haiku form I invented, and you did great.


  2. purplepeninportland
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 19:35:36

    Well done, Lynn. Felt like a whirlwind of flame.


  3. nosaintaugustine
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 07:35:52

    I liked that the haiku brought to mind a cozy fireplace but the unfolding stanzas tell a scarier story of a fire out of control. Nice!


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