water lily glows ~ fusion troiku

The prompt for Carpe Diem Weekend Mediation #54 Crossroads Crystal Brook (troiku) starts with two haiku by Yozakura to be used to create a “fusion” haiku, which is then to be the base for a troiku.

crystal brook
reflects the willow trees
birds sing their song

sweet perfume
memories of a loved one
Jasmine bloom

               © Yozakura

crystal clear water
memories of a loved one
water lily glows

water lily glows_fusion

water lily glows

crystal clear water
flowing and unstoppable
from past to future

memories of a loved one
reflection bringing comfort
waking to sunlight

water lily glows
clouds of no significance
to captured sunlight

water lily glows_troiku.png

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 source: Wikimedia Commons (troika)

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