eerie nights (troibun) Daily Moments October 30/17

© Clr’17

Clouds no longer form shapes in the sky. All one sees now is grey and greyer. Wind gusts and rain make the trees flap their arms shedding their leaves that are still green! The day is coming and we feel it in our bones due to the dampness, the cold and daunting night of Hallow’s Eve.

stars hiding
behind heavy billows
filled with tears

stars hiding
waiting to shine
on All Hallow’s Day

behind heavy billows
stories retold
of revered saints

filled with tears
dressed as an angel
dropped all her candies


Written for Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge: Spooky Night

A troiku is a new form of haiku created by Chevrefeuille at CarpeDiemHaikuKai. I have coined the haibun in this case a Troibun.

Trick or Treat Solo no renga

© Clr’15 Me in 2008 at work in Toronto

cobwebs hang on doors
everyone plays “dress-up”,
shouting, “trick or treat!

old lady wringing her hands
“well, now my little pretties!”

Dracula next door
handing out bags of treats
children grab and run


Written for Haiku Horizons: Treat

Sweet dreams of love (solo no renga)

of love affairs
reminiscent dreams

Marvin Gaye reminding me
how sweet it is

thinking of you
lightheaded and giddy
breathing in your scent

help me before I fall in love
all over again

melancholy dreams
a case of you so bittersweet
my soul still bleeds


Daily Moments – October 18/17 -Reflections of loves come and gone, sweet love and bitter heartbreaks

precious gems (troiku)

kusa no ha [ya] ame ni magirenu aki no tsuyu

blades of grass–
lost among the raindrops
autumn dew
© Issa (1810)(tr. David Lanoue)

blades of grass
snail crawls warily
in the everglades

lost among the raindrops
a lover’s tears

autumn dew
morning frost glints
like GrandPa’s gold tooth


I have used Issa Kobayashi’s beautiful haiku as an inspiration at Heeding Haiku with Chevrefeuille at MindLoveMiserysMenagerie and decided to use his haiku  to form a troiku .  A troiku is a new form of haiku created by our host, Chevrefeuile which he explains on his website Chevrefeuillecarpediem.

all saints’day (troiku)

taking their leave
marveling at the clouds
castles in the sky

taking their leave
an autumn ritual
falling into place

marvelling at the clouds
universal convention
gods united

castles in the sky
angels celebrating
all hallows’s Day


Written for Haiku Horizons’prompt: castle

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

season’s rest (troiku)


orbs floating
through the window

spreading wide

orbs floating
dancing on their path
coming from the light

through the window
Amma’s loving embrace
my soul opens


sunflowers bow
in reverence
time has come

sunflowers blow
petals dropping one by one
goodbye tears

in reverence
amber leaves

time has come
nature’s well deserved


A troiku is a new form of haiku created by my mentor,  Chevrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.

humility (senyru + cherita)


in naked humbleness
confesses her sins


(A Cherita)

making the sign of the cross

she leaves the confessional head down,
hands clasped together in prayer

kneeling before the Virgin Mary
giving thanks for  absolution of her sins
shivering at her nakedness, she prays


Inspired by chevrefeuillescarpediem-nakedness


man on the moon (troiku)

©Denise Kwong

smiling at the sky
standing at attention

at the harvest moon

smiling at the sky
praying for a miracle
moonbeams heed

standing at attention
home for Thanksgiving
man on the moon


How could I not write something about les tournesols (sunflowers)! We are asked to write a poem or story inspired by the above photo at MindLoveMiserysMenagerie’s Photo Challenge 184

A troiku is a new form of haiku created by Chevrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.

*Reference for Thanksgiving is for our Canadian Thanksgiving on October 9th.