petals drifting down – fusion troiku

The prompt for Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #37 Troiku Challenge “Time” starts with two haiku by Chèvrefeuille to be used to create a “fusion” haiku, which is then to be the base to create a troiku.

perpetual snow
reflects the sunlight –
I dream of a nude beach

through tears
cherry blossoms scattered
by the breeze

               © Chèvrefeuille

petals drifting down
breeze lifting pink and white flakes
memories of snow

petals drifting down_1a

petals drifting down

petals drifting down
cherry blossom festival
celebrating life

breeze lifting pink and white flakes
a dance held before our eyes
warm weather arrives

memories of snow
fading in brilliant sunlight
time will not stand still

petals falling down_2a

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. It’s not always possible to have a 5-7-5 format in the second haiku, due to the limitations of the suggested haiku. The name of the form is derived from “troika,” a sled or carriage drawn by three horses harnessed side-by-side, an iconic symbol of Imperial Russia.


Image sources: (troika)

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