Chèvrefeuille says: “This haiku is the starting verse of the Troiku and is called “the sleigh”. As you maybe know the Troiku is based on the idea of the Russian Troika, a sleigh with three horses. To create “the horses”, you need to use every line of the starting haiku, to start a new haiku with.
Iam going to use Autumn as my muse because I love Autumn.
Autumn brings her gifts Shorter days and cosy nights Bountiful delights
Autumn brings her gifts A carpet of russet leaves We dance among them
Shorter days and cosy nights Family together In praise of nature.
Bountiful delights Thanksgiving and winters store The best dressed season.
Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and
hopefully in to light ??
I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well.
I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits.
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36 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 293, #SpecificForm: Troiku”
Willow, this is beautiful! I love it. 💜
Thank you Colleen 😊
Lovely imagery, Sis💛
Thank you Sis 💜💜
That is so beautiful, Willow!!!! 🍁🍂🍁
Best dressed season indeed!!!! xoxoxoxo
Thank you Marina, to me it really is 💜💜
…and as you know, to me too! 😉
No wonder your words flow beautifully!
Thank you 🎃🎃🎃
beautiful, with such a gorgeous ending.
Thank you Jude Autumn is my favourite season 💜🎃🎃
You’re welcome. Coodles to you.
Wonderful earth art with the perfect words to match. (K)
Thank you so much
You captured my favorite time of year. Love that photo too.
It’s mine too and the tree made of autumn’s harvest I actually happened upon walking Ruby our dog 💜💜
Oh, I thought that was you. 😊
It’s just so beautiful isn’t it 💜
From a like minded soul😊
Yes indeed 💜
Very well done, Willow.
Thank you Dan it was a real challenge.
Willow, I like your reflective poem that shows what autumn means to you. I also love the nature-created art piece!
Yes that is a wonderful piece of art, I was so glad I photographed it as soon as I saw it as it was not long before someone destroyed it!
I love Autumn it’s my favourite season 💜
A beautiful ode to Nature
Thank you 💜
So lovely, Willow. I love it! 🍁
Thank you 💜💜
Happy days 🎃🎃
I think you could use that image as a Thanksgiving card!
Stunning – include the verse. 🙂
I don’t send many cards out – but if I had that one I would frame it!
It’s a beauty isn’t it 😉😉💜💜
lovely, lovely, lovely, Willow ❤
Thank you David 😊