dew on lotus leaf ~ revised-fusion-troiku

Carpe Diem #1551 Dew of the World holds three challenges: revise two haiku
by Chiyo-ni and Issa, use that revision to create a fusion haiku,
and use that fusion haiku to create a troiku.

the dew of the rouge flower
when it is spilled
is simply water

on the lotus leaf
the dew of this world
is distorted

rose petal water
gathered from fresh morning dew
clear enough to drink

 dew on lotus leaf
distorting world around it
in its reflection

 dew on lotus leaf
gathered in early morning
reflecting pure truth

dew on lotus leaf
holding the world’s reflection
in an altered light

 gathered in early morning
purple and yellow flowers
floating on the pond

reflecting pure truth
found in so many places
more than lotus leaf

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)

13 thoughts on “dew on lotus leaf ~ revised-fusion-troiku

  1. A little groggy this morning the program erase my “plus” signs so I went back and spelled it. The lotus smiles at me through your eyes and hand. Thank you. It is a little warmer in NYC today but now they say it might rain. I brought my big rain coat and discovered to my delight that it is lined. I look like a Santa Claus cop. Heh.

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