splashing waters dance – fusion troiku

The prompt for Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #35 Troiku Challenge “summer solstice” starts with two haiku by Chèvrefeuille to be used to create a “fusion” haiku, which is then to be the base to create a troiku.

between the wedded rocks
the sun rises to her highest throne
summer solstice

mountain stream
the ice has melted – dances in the sun
crystal waterdrops

               © Chèvrefeuille

splashing waters dance
music on the shortest night
rushing mountain stream

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splashing waters dance
sparkling under setting sun
gift of parting light

music heard on shortest night
celebration or sadness?
whip-poor-will calling

rushing mountain stream
joining in woodland chorus
song of lone night bird

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Due to its song, the eastern whip-poor-will is the topic of numerous legends. A New England legend says the whip-poor-will can sense a soul departing, and can capture it as it flees.

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:
audobon.org / © David Allen Sibley (Eastern Whip-poor-will)
wikimedia.org (troika)