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#Troiku: Death of a Flower

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falling to the ground

a flower closer to the root

bidding farewell

© Basho

 

Falling to the ground

faded blossom releasing

letting go of self

 

a flower closer to the root

now in the creator’s arms

nourishes mother

 

bidding farewell

to a fleeting florid life

back to whence it came.

Copyright©2017

Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: My response to Carpe Diem Weekend-meditation #5 Troiku

For the first weekend-meditation of November, Chèvrefeuille has challenged us to create a Troiku, a creative way of haiku-ing which he invented in 2012. The goal is to create three haiku starting with the separated lines of a haiku. For this weekend meditation, he has chosen one of his own modern haiku and a classical haiku by Basho. I have chosen to use the one by Basho.

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