piece of straw ~ troiku

Carpe DiemWeekend Meditation #62 Troiku for the holidays offers
a haiku by Chèvrefeuille to be used to create a troiku.

piece of straw
blown off into emptiness
a new beginning
© Chèvrefeuille

piece of straw
same, not the same as others
top of mound in field

 blown off into emptiness
falling where wind will take it
rolling under tree

a new beginning
one of many for new nest
taken by sparrow

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
ukiyo-e.org – Nesting Swallows, by Gesso Yoshimoto
Wikimedia Commons (troika)

21 thoughts on “piece of straw ~ troiku

  1. I always enjoy your troika efforts! I’ve done a few, ought to get back into them seriously again. I recall that I always just inverted the haiku for the middle one (ie 7-5-7).

    Keep ’em coming, man.

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  2. I have yet to figure out the exact temperature as to when the birds are out or not.
    I haven’t seen to many in the morning when it was in the 20’s (f).
    It’s almost in the 40’s (f) around noon and still no birds.
    Just a few squirrels braved the chill to get to their seeds.

    Lovely troiku 🙂

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