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

_____

snow falls softly on

the graveyard where family

lays fir bough wreath

_____

the Savior is born!

child in manger embodies

resurrection hope

© lynn__

 

epic carvings, historically speaking

 Linking to:  D’verse Poets Modern Mythologies

 My sons carved these pumpkins, which they dubbed 

“Titan the Spartan” and “Halwarg, the Great Wolf”

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(a triolet)

 

A Spartan helmet’s bravely plumed and always sharp his blade;

his courage in the face of death lives on in legends bold.

To track and kill a savage wolf would prove the man is made!

A Spartan helmet’s bravely plumed and always sharp his blade.

Thermopylae, where Persian wolves prevailed on Greeks betrayed;

in mountain pass spilled Spartan blood, war’s wind was howling cold.

A Spartan helmet’s bravely plumed and always sharp his blade,

his courage in the face of death lives on in legends bold!