melting mountain snow ~ troiku

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #69 Returning to Now offers a musical piece by Karunesh as inspiration to create a troiku. Many of the elements I used were drawn from the video embedded here (also the source of the image, above).

melting mountain snow
water falling from great heights
soothing note of chimes


melting mountain snow
serenity in motion
flowing to the sea

water falling from great heights
cannot extinguish the light
in nature’s temples

soothing note of chimes
washing over me in waves
returning to now

A troiku is three haiku, with each of the three lines from a suggested haiku (here, my own original 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 original 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: (troika)

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