Heaven’s fragrance (Troiku)

© Clr ’14

Snuggled in the trailer with a good novel, she heard the tap dancing on the tin roof.  After the rain, she walked through the garden and allowed the fragrance to wash over her.


after the rain
fresh scents from heaven
sparrows chirp

after the rain
birds bathe in puddles
children giggle

fresh scents from heaven
garden lily beguiles
rapt butterfly

sparrows chirp
concert in the elm tree
after the rain

© Tournesol ’15

My dear friends Justine and Karuna mentioned this poetry writing course they are taking at The Daily Post – Writing 201 Poetry . Although I know I  will not have time to follow daily prompts, I will certainly enjoy reading from their blogs. They are already gifted writers. Since the first prompt of the day suggests writing a Haiku, well, I had to play with this for fun.  I have written a haiku and then continued on to form a Troiku which is a form created by our host Chévrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai who offers daily Haiku guided prompts and shares Haiku form great masters such as Basho and Issa. The Troiku can be explained better by Chévrefeuille but as you can see I used a line from the first Haiku in each successive haiku. You really need the story explained in a lovely historical Russian story by our host about the Troiku, at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.

6 thoughts on “Heaven’s fragrance (Troiku)”

  1. wow that is so clever. writing this kind of poetry really makes me stop and think its almost mathematical, i love the challenge. You are very skilled and woot woot thank you so much for the mention, simply lovely of you lovely lady xxx


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