Held

Effervescent lift
wrapped like strings
around your lips

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Haiku – ‘Under’ Prompt

flourishing poppies
sway corporately in breeze
men six feet under


© Daniel Schwamm, All Rights Reserved, 2015


This was influenced by thoughts upon ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae
http://www.greatwar.co.uk/poems/john-mccrae-in-flanders-fields.htm

Inspired by the prompt at

For: Haiku horizons prompt ‘under’
https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com/2015/10/25/haiku-horizons-prompt-under/

‘Yellow Pebbles’ (troiku)

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walking down this path
careful not to step on cracks
look at that black cat

walking down this path
life’s journey on a crescent
cow jumps over moon

careful not to step on cracks
as pressure points expose face
underneath the cake

look at that black cat
yellow pebbles highlight night
assailant escapes


© Daniel Schwamm, All Rights Reserved, 2015


A big thanks to Cheryl-Lynn (https://cheryllynnroberts.wordpress.com/) through whom I was made aware of this style. If you’re interested in knowing more about Troiku, what it is about and who thought of the style, please check out: http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.ca/p/troiku-new-form-of-haiku.html