things that make me smile (troiku) CDHK

amma mom
(c) Clr ‘157Amma,(Divine Mother) Mom, GrandMaman


song of a skylark 
echoes from heaven’s meadow 
wind in my hair 
song of a skylark 
even robins stop to listen 
sweetens the air 
echoes from heaven’s meadow 
imagine her lip-singing 
mes chères mamans
wind in my hair 
one dove in-flight, startles me  
heart skips a beat
© Tournesol ‘19/04/16 

This TROIKU is a new form of haiku created by my mentor, Chèvrefeuilles at CDHK

French translation of Dove is Colombe which is my late mother’s name 

Written to the prompt on my mentor Chèvrefeuille at CDHK Carpe Diem #1648 skylark (hibari)

Remembering (troibun) Daily Moments Jan 5/19

It’s 1950 something…

She was always a daydreamer ever since a young child. As she grew up she would change the endings of movies she had seen and create different scenarios. Life is like that! Movies hold only one script of a possibility.

Imagine if fathers would clean the house, cook the meals, do the laundry, shop at the grocery store, bring the children to the doctor and tuck them in! Mothers would come home after a long day at work greeted by their husband holding a chilled glass of white wine or maybe a cup of tea.

Imagine if fathers walked the children to school and talked to the teacher when they had belly aches or that boy kept pulling her hair! Imagine if fathers sat patiently at the kitchen table helping children learn their ABC’s!

Such a silly dream she had in the 1950’s but it would have been a nice change to see.

falling down the stairs 
who kissed the boo boo? 
Daddy catches her 
before she falls 
falling down the stairs 
someone pushed her 
heart aches more than flesh
who kissed the boo boo 
waking up to reality 
mothers know best

© Tournesol ‘19/01/05 
Daily Moments January 5 2019   Remembering  Troibun

holiday dreams (troiku) RonavanWrites Haiku – slow-burn

(c) Clr ’18

Hot mug of cocoa 
Sitting before a crackling fire 
Eyelids slowly close 
Hot mug of cocoa 
Memories of long ago 
Scents of childhood 
Sitting before a crackling fire 
Birch logs burning ever slowly 
Embers glow 
Eyelids slowly close 
Dreaming of ol’ saint Nic 
Sleigh bells tin-a-ling  
© Tournesol ‘18/12/19 
A Troku is a new form of haiku created by Chévrefeuille at Carpe Dieme Haiku Kai  
This is written for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku: Slow & Burn

reality flows (troiku)

[…] “The mirror reflects perfectly; it makes no mistakes because it doesn’t think. To think is to make mistakes.” […] (Source: The Winner Stands Alone by Paulo Coelho)

©Clr’17 Yamaska River

leaning forward
reality stares back
by the riverbank

leaning forward
searching for a sign
splash of a fishtail

reality stares back
in mute stillness

by the riverbank
harmonica echoes
ripples dance


CDHK  -Mirror


Wintertime (Fibonacci – Naani – Troiku)

(c) Clr’17

( Fibonacci )
our winters
despite shorter days
enjoying snow melt on my tongue
as I stare agape at the snow clouds in the sky

so brief
and temporary
like a snowflake melts on my cheek
and vapours on morning seas vanish effortlessly

( naani ) 

snow on my balcony
I rest in the warmth of my abode
wishing I were a child again, rolling in the snow
making snow angels as I stare up in the heavens


snow falls
brightening  death
of winter

dressing trees
with white angels

brightening  death
adorning mother’s place
snow covered tombstone

of winter
slumber takes over
melancholy hearts


Daily Moments December 10  2017 – Wintertime

Twilight (troiku)

©Clr’17 Port Burwel, Ontario (Lake Erie)

last splashof pink
slips below the horizon
enter twilight

last splash of pink
blending with a darkened sky
colour it purple

slip below the horizon
other side of the world
meeting dawn

enter twilight
dusk turning
to midnight blue

©Tournesol ’17/11/01

CarpeDiemHaikuKai – Twilight

A troiku is a new form of haiku created by Chevrefeuille at CarpeDiemHaiku Kai.

Also attempting at Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #1 

precious gems (troiku)

kusa no ha [ya] ame ni magirenu aki no tsuyu

blades of grass–
lost among the raindrops
autumn dew
© Issa (1810)(tr. David Lanoue)

blades of grass
snail crawls warily
in the everglades

lost among the raindrops
a lover’s tears

autumn dew
morning frost glints
like GrandPa’s gold tooth


I have used Issa Kobayashi’s beautiful haiku as an inspiration at Heeding Haiku with Chevrefeuille at MindLoveMiserysMenagerie and decided to use his haiku  to form a troiku .  A troiku is a new form of haiku created by our host, Chevrefeuile which he explains on his website Chevrefeuillecarpediem.

humility (senyru + cherita)


in naked humbleness
confesses her sins


(A Cherita)

making the sign of the cross

she leaves the confessional head down,
hands clasped together in prayer

kneeling before the Virgin Mary
giving thanks for  absolution of her sins
shivering at her nakedness, she prays


Inspired by chevrefeuillescarpediem-nakedness


searching in the desert (troiku)


The above music our host  at Carp Diem Haiku Kai, gave us made me see a Sufi like Rumi,  twirling in the desert.

roaming solo
in the desert

roaming solo
listening to the wind

in the desert
a million stars
displaying lyrics

twirls to the son in his heart
he finds himself