prairie calls my name

windy weather
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each nods

depth of a flower
flying away with the bee
some mystery

© Jane Reichhold

 

My “fusion” haiku/ troiku:

wildflowers nod heads
while bees hum mystery song
prairie breeze summer

wildflowers nod heads
as gentle wind nudges clouds
sleepy afternoon

bees hum mystery
in honeyed depth of pistil
sweet nectar distills

prairie breeze summer
delivers pollen and seeds
native plants flourish

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photos by lynn

 

 

how to ride a heat wave

Create a fusion haiku from these 2 classics, then write a troiku for CDHK…

 

blue autumn skies
folded into mountains
purple shadow

© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

such a hot day
my shadow needs to cool down
under the willow

© Kyoshi Takahama (1874-1958)

 

my “fusion” haiku:

 cloudless sapphire skies
sun casts shadows of heatwave
mountain willow shade

© lynn__

my “troiku” series:

cloudless sapphire skies
left camp early to climb peak
perfect summer day

sun casting shadows
of hikers on rocky path
break into a sweat

mountain willow shade
rest to unpack picnic lunch
inhale alpine air

 

 

 

 

 

 

frozen dreams

Join Chevrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai for an ice cream “troiku” challenge!


 

snow fall in belly
adding lusciousness to feast images
vanilla ice cream

© S.D. Tiwari

 

 

 

 

snow fall in belly
pocket change for tinkling truck
cool summertime treat

adding lusciousness
to fruity pie a la mode
at holiday feast

vanilla ice cream
lactose intolerant now
such sweet memories

 

 

tickled pink

My haiku/senryu/troiku written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai challenge…


 

hot pink peonies
sweet gift from my grand daughters
picked fresh this morning

hot pink peonies
bloom on daughter-in-love’s bush
color of summer

gift from grand daughters
to surprise beloved grandma
sweet smiles are enough

picked fresh this morning
fragrant blush on lips, cheeks
happiness in bloom

 

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photo by lynn

new year’s eve

CDHK’s weekend meditation to create “fusion ku” from 2 haiku and then write a “troiku” series, using lines of your fusion haiku. (Free image from pixabay.)


 

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rising from wild seas
a few stars

filling
the glass with candlelight
champagne

© Jane Reichhold

 

 

 

raise glass to new year
candlelight and stars twinkle
above champagne seas

 

raise glass to new year
share toast and kiss at midnight
uncork thankfulness

candlelight and stars twinkle
hold out brave hopes for future
in uncertain darkness

above champagne seas,
wild waves roll with bubbly foam
high tide is rising

© lynn__

 

 

remembrances

Challenge at CDHK to create an original “fusion” haiku from two classics and then use each line to write a “troiku” series of three more haiku.  Here’s my attempt…

 

crystal brook
reflects the willow trees
birds sing their song

sweet perfume
memories of a loved one
Jasmine blossom

© Yozakura

brook’s crystal waters

reflect sweet jasmine blossoms

scented memories

© lynn

brook’s crystal waters

brace trout swimming upstream

bait hook with fly lure

 

sweet jasmine blossoms

speak white-petaled wisdom’s way

nurture tender vines

 

scented memories

of father and mother’s love

listen to bird song

 

 

 

 

dynamics of yin & yang

Meoto Iwa, or the “Loved one and loved one” Rocks, are a couple of small rocky stacks in the sea off Futami, Mie, Japan. They are joined by a shimenawa (a heavy rope of rice straw) and celebrate the union in marriage of man and woman. At low tide, the rocks are not separated by water.

Chèvrefeuille, at CDHK, offers two haiku for weekend “fusion & troiku” challenge:

 

between the wedded rocks

the sun rises to her highest throne

summer solstice

mountain stream

the ice has melted – dances in the sun

crystal waterdrops                                                                                   © Chèvrefeuille

 

My “fusion” of Chèvre’s haiku into one which lays foundation for troiku series:

 

rock solid marriage

mountain streams refresh the sea

sun rises, moon sets

© lynn__

 

rock solid marriage

united by rope of straw

weighty promises

 

mountain streams refresh

sea waves break upon the rocks

crystal droplets shine

 

sunset and moonrise

benediction over earth

until end of time

 

hope wears white

CDHK weekend fusion challenge: fuse two haiku, then create troiku…

 

temple bells die out
the fragrant blossoms remain
a perfect evening

will we meet again
here at your flowering grave –
two white butterflies

© Basho

 

church bells’ somber ring
fragrance of casket flowers
butterflies wing hope

© lynn

 

church bell’s somber ring
ask for whom is it tolling?
time waits for no one

fragrance of casket flowers
roses, daisies, carnations
florals dress-up death

butterflies wing hope
loved by two mothers, i know
we will meet again

 

 

 

 

bare branches

Kristjaan at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai  features “troiku” (each line of initial haiku is beginning line of three more haiku in a series). I wrote my own haiku to begin…

 

bare branches burst forth

spring budding freshly green leaves

renewal of life

 

bare branches burst forth

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photo by lynn

birds improvise on treesong

winter’s day is done

 

spring buds fresh green leaves

young rabbits nibble new grass

first tulips open

 

renewal of life

gentle scent follows spring rain

promise of apples

palms for alms

I am that beggar on the ancient road of cobbled stones in Jerusalem, begging alms in the city of the king, near David’s tomb. The Passover crowds pass by me on their way through the golden gate to the Temple mount, singing songs of ascent. I limp out of the chaotic throng, pressing my back against the stone wall and clutching my empty cup. What is that I hear? Shouts of “Hosanna, save us”! Now I see ecstatic children waving palm branches before a rabbi astride a young horse; no, he rides a humble donkey. As they pass, Jesus looks into my eyes; a gaze that overwhelms me with compassion.  I pick up a palm frond as the shofar sounds the call to worship: “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”

 

crowds shout hosannas

rejoice in the coming king

my cup overflows

 

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royalty free stock photo

 

 

 

on a silent night

 

Here I use a haiku by Chevrefeuille to create a “troiku” which is a unique form invented by our host at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.  Like a Russian troika, the original haiku is the “sleigh” pulled by the 3 “horses”/haiku verses.


 

silent night

snow falls softly on the graveyard

the Savior is born

©Chevrefeuille

 

on a silent night

cold moon casts wolf’s grey shadow

abrupt bunny tracks

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snow falls softly on

the graveyard where family

lays fir bough wreath

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the Savior is born!

child in manger embodies

resurrection hope

© lynn__

 

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

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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

 

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photo by lynn

 

 

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