chasing a fly ~ troiku

Carpe Diem #1677 Troiku Month – Chasing a Fly offers
a haiku by Chèvrefeuille (
in blue) to be used to create a troiku.

chasing a fly
in silent meditation mode
eyes fixed
               © Chèvrefeuille


chasing a fly
not easy to accomplish
requires strategy

in silent meditation mode
considering fly’s motives
following movement

eyes fixed
drawing fly to waiting hand
released in the wild

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 (house fly)
Wikimedia Commons (troika)

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