alone on the beach ~ troiku

Carpe Diem #1688 Troiku Month – Breathing Silence offers
a haiku by Chèvrefeuille (
in blue) to be used to create a troiku.

alone on the beach
only the cries of seagulls –
breathing silence
               © Chèvrefeuille


alone on the beach
one wave joined by another
sunlight on the sand

only the cries of seagulls
as they reel above my head
shadows touching me

breathing silence
flowing between each moment
like waves on the shore

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
(Seagulls over the Waves, by Watanabe Shōtei)
Wikimedia Commons (troika)

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