#Troiku: Death of a Flower


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.


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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