on the river – troiku

on the river
lights float to the horizon
the dead rejoice
                              Basho

on the riveron the river
waves reflect the setting sun
fitting end of day               

lights float to the horizon
shimmering like dancing fish
brilliance at nightfall

the dead rejoice
last light fading into night
weary souls at rest

on the river_aThis troiku is my response to Carpe Diem Weekend-meditation #3 on the river. A troiku is three haiku, with each of the three lines from a suggested haiku as the first line of each haiku in the troiku.
Image: Sunset on the Niagara River
Lower image source: AliExpress.com

22 thoughts on “on the river – troiku

  1. You create beautiful images, Ken. I especially liked
    “shimmering like dancing fish” It made me think of images I’ve seen of the Northern Lights, but also, well, dancing fish. A beautiful, happy vision. 🙂

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