moon shining on snow ~ fusion troiku

The prompt for Carpe Diem #1587 Buson’s Memorial Day
starts with two haiku by Yosa Buson to be used to create a “fusion” haiku,
which is then to be the base to create a troiku.

someone goes by wearing a hood
in his own darkness
not seeing the harvest moon

the first light snow
then when the bowl of the sky is empty
the moon hanging in the bamboos

               © Yosa Buson

moon shining on snow
bringing insight to questions
hidden in darkness

moon shining on snow
rabbit looking for shelter
hungry owl takes wing

bringing insight to questions
a hunter satisfies need
end of tracks in snow

hidden in darkness
prey evading predator
safety in shadows

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: – Owl, by Tsuchiya Koitsu (troika)

27 thoughts on “moon shining on snow ~ fusion troiku

  1. A good bit of action in this one!
    I get a clear sense of moonlight on snow.
    Moon here is about to come out from its eclipse … I’ve been going in and out to observe … cannot crane my neck into position for very long at a time, and no pretty snow on the ground to look down on.

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  2. Safety in shadows…I especially like that 3rd haiku. But the entire sequence give such a sharp picture of a winter’s night.
    My daughter and I kept running out and looking at the clouds blowing over and around the moon. (it was well below freezing so each expedition was short) I actually got a few good photos…will post later today or tomorrow. And quite magical–at one point the sky glowed red.

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