the annunciation (troiku)

At the Secret Keeper, the weekly writing prompts are the following words:

WAIT | MEET | TEAR | ACCEPT | CEASE | which you can write various forms of poetry or flash fiction 300 to 500 words.

 I decided to write a Troiku (a new haiku form created by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, one of my favourite waka forms.

The annunciation

© CLR 2016
© CLR 2016


last Christmas Eve
it waits upon a crooked fence
a crow eyes its prey

last Christmas Eve
dark skies meet a mother’s grief
crushed – she must accept

waiting on the crooked fence
a mother’s relentless tears
will never cease

a crow eyes its prey
poor pinky* squeals for mercy
mother’s howl of woe

© Tournesol ’16/01/04

*pinky = baby mouse

7 thoughts on “the annunciation (troiku)

  1. The Troiku is an imaginative form with the repetition of the developing lines. If you think of it I would like a detailed description of the rules. Is there a link where I could study this form? You did such an intricate poem as you used the prompt words and use the form with such fascination. Love what you wrote and the new style. – jk


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