Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:
|2.||ben Alexander||10.||Balroop Singh||18.||theindieshe|
|3.||Jude||11.||The Versesmith||19.||Colleen M. Chesebro|
|4.||Paula Light||12.||Anita Dawes||20.||Annette Rochelle Aben|
|5.||Laura McHarrie||13.||Gwen Plano||21.||Ruth Klein|
|6.||Reena Saxena||14.||s. s.||22.||You’re next!|
The troiku is a fun freestyle or syllabic form. I stayed within 17 syllables for each stanza, but some of you didn’t and that’s fine. I think the idea was to create the troika sleigh effect by connecting each of the stanzas with a line from the main haiku.
Another bonus to this form was that you didn’t need a kigo, as these were micro-poetry instead of real haiku. Any subject worked.
You all did a wonderful job. I hope you had fun. Next year, we will work with more free-style forms by mixing them with some of our syllabic forms. It will be good for our creativity!
Reena really got into the spirit of the form! I love the layout of the stanzas. It makes this form so visually pleasing to the eye. I see the troika sleigh! Of course, WordPress makes this a more difficult layout because you have to add each stanza as a separate block with the appropriate justification. But it looks so good! Bravo to Reena! 👏🏻
evenings amplify fragrance permeating air see night jasmine bloom
evenings amplify perfect execution of daytime thoughts and deeds
fragrance permeating air pulls you to the source—is it a weed or blessing
see night jasmine bloom darkness cannot obstruct moons writers spin stories © Reena Saxena
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