Friday, November 3, 2017

Carpe Diem Weekend-meditation #5 Troiku ancient warriors

!!! Open for your submissions next Sunday November 5th 2017 at 7:00 PM (CET) !!!

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at the first weekend-meditation of November 2017. Last month we celebrated our fifth anniversary so we had no weekend-meditation, but this month I will bring back the weekend-meditation.

For this first weekend-meditation of November I love to challenge you to create a Troiku. The Troiku is a creative way of haiku-ing which I invented back in 2012. The goal is to create three haiku starting with the separated lines of a haiku. Let me give you an example:

Say this is the haiku from which you have to create a Troiku:

old pond
a frog jumps in
the sound of water

© Basho

Than you have to create three haiku with the separated lines: that means you have to create a haiku that starts with the first line "old pond", a haiku that starts with the second line "a frog jumps in" and a third haiku that starts with the third line "the sound of water". Of course these three haiku are all in the so called "free-style" like the haiku by Santoka Taneda. More about Troiku you can find above in the menu.

Troika, the "mother" of Troiku
The Troiku was created  from the Russian sleigh, troika, a sleigh with three horses. So the "base-haiku", you can see as the sleigh and the three separated haiku you can see as the horses.

For this weekend meditation I have chosen a modern haiku and a classical haiku to create a Troiku with. The modern haiku is by myself and the classical haiku is by Basho. Here are the two haiku to work with and create a Troiku with.

ancient warriors
between battle and peace
writing haiku

© Chèvrefeuille

falling to the ground
a flower closer to the root
bidding farewell

© Basho

Winter Rose
I am looking forward to your Troiku. It's not an easy form to create, but it's a joy to work with the given haiku and it feeds your creativity I think. Just try it ... it is really fun!

This episode is open for your submissions next Sunday November 5th at 7:00 PM (CET). And will remain open until Sunday Novemeber 12th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode, another beautiful quatrain by Omar Khayyam also on Sunday November 5th.