chasing dreams (troiku)


This is in response to Suzanne’s On The Road prompt this week here , Chasing Butterflies where she is gives us a beautiful history of Sugita Hisajo who was born in 1890, a poetess who was not recognized until many years later.

Suzanne gives us this haiku to inspire us:

chasing butterflies
deep into spring mountains
I have  become lost
– Hisajo

Now I am known to write many poems on butterflies especially since my mother passed in 2014 but this particular haiku spoke to me about going down a spiritual path and hopefully one day reaching harmony and clarity.



buzzing fills the air
sweet nectar beckons
yielding the harvest

buzzing fills the air
got to dazed and confused
drifting roundabout

sweet nectar beckons
seeking that perfect balance
but scents lure her

buzzing fills the air
season rewards with benefits
balancing nature


A Troiku is a new haiku form created by Chevrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

20 thoughts on “chasing dreams (troiku)”

  1. the title chasing dreams bring a powerful wake up call as they say ” Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.


  2. I like the layers of meaning in this poem. Did you know that at the moment of enlightenment a sweet nectar called anrita is said to drop down (released by the pineal gland I think) and fill the back the throat with a beautiful taste.The third verse of your troika could be about that. Thanks so much for journey in the challenge.


    1. I love how you enlighten me on these wonderful insights, Suzanne!! Thank you for that. A few very brief moments during meditation (thinking of Amma) I have experienced a warm glow and felt my body so light, if I had not been in a huge crowd, I wonder if I could have floated 🙂

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      1. Challenging is right! Keep meditating and chanting I guess. Nothing else makes sense to me some days.


      2. I can relate. This week with all this eclipse energy and the turmoil out there in the world my meditation sessions have been very long indeed. Some days I’m meditating or listening to visualization MP3s for up to three hours spread over an early morning session and an evening session. It’s keeping my sane.


  3. Sorry about the last sentence. I was looking at the book you have posted as a right hand widget while I was typing. The words on the book cover got mixed up with with what I was trying to say. What I meant to say – was thanks so much for joining in the challenge. 🙂


    1. I truly enjoy your prompts and appreciate the time you put into these very interesting history of gifted poets. I feel I am vascilating between my life, and wanting so much to just sit down and write. I cannot keep up with CDHK and I feel bad as there are so many amazing prompts and learnings there too. And then there are my daily reflections (moments) which often coincide with a prompt somewhere out there (chuckles)

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      1. Yes, I have moved away from CDHK for the time being. It is hard to balance everything and find time for some things. One thing I am certain of is that Fridays are the day I write the On the Road prompts. I struggled a bit at first but I am finding I really enjoy the structure of that. As you can see, I am really getting into exploring the lives of the Japanese haiku poets. It’s helping me with my own writing too. (oh – and I am sometimes writing a more technical post of Wednesdays – that one is more fluid – it depends if I’m inspired and if I have time.)
        Like you I sometimes find prompts that correspond to things happening in my life or a photo I took. Often though I’m finding myself wandering out to the garage to do a bit of painting or else I’m putting on my work boots and pottering the garden.
        Sounds like you are going through some big changes, even a spiritual awakening process. I’m happy you are enjoying responding to On the Road prompts when you have time and are inspired.


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