my travel journal (troibun)

twilight approaching
narrowing pathway
shadows linger

twilight approaching
birds mocking
my hesitation

narrowing pathway
finally, my eyes can see
a light within

shadows linger
becoming spiritual guides
path of soul-searching


My Travel Journal, (Troiku)  is inspired by Chévrefeuille’s meme, “Basho’s Shadow Diary“. One thing I loved reading Basho, The Complete Haiku, translated by Jane Reichhold, was a dark side I could relate to;  I find beauty in the darkness now since so many thoughts form into haiku or verses,  lifting the darkness ever so gradually.  Somewhat like the darkness is the murkiness of the mud until a lotus surfaces above water.


4 thoughts on “my travel journal (troibun)”

  1. Awesome Troiku Cheryl Lynn; your troiku resonates the spiritual journey which Basho describes in his “Narrow Road”. “Narrow Road” can be read as a journey into transformation to enlightenment and your Troiku brings that same feeling.


    1. Thank you, Kristjaan, that is what I was trying to portray. It is a good thing the path narrows, so we can stop trying to look outside of ourselves for answers when it is and has always been within. I appreciate your kind comments!


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