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B&P Shadorma and Beyond – The Troiku – August 22, 2015


Hello Folks!

I was looking for a new form to introduce, and wrote a very complicated feature about the Canzone … a form loved by Dante, but then I was writing a poem for another blog and I chose to use a troiku. So I put the Canzone aside for now for when I’ve more time to dedicate to it and decided to introduce the troiku.

What is a troiku … it’s an invented haiku variation created by Kristjaan Panneman, better known to you as Chèvrefeuille of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and our author for Heeding Haiku with Ha!  He invented the troiku back in November of 2012 (click the link troiku above for his introduction).

Here’s how it works …

you write a haiku … for example:

the persimmons fall
even the last fruit is ripe
now the snow may fall

© G.s.k. ‘15

now I break it up into its parts … and write a haiku from each line:

the persimmons fall
for the pleasure of the ants
in October

even the last fruit is ripe
pull out the winter duvet
rake up the leaves

now the snow may fall
all the fruits now harvested
the swallows long gone

© G.s.k. ‘15

I think this is a really fun form don’t you?

Now for our inspiration:

You may write a shadorma in the place of a troiku – or if your really inventive a combination of shadorma and troiku.  The shadorma is a non-rhyming 6-line poem with a syllable count of 3/5/3/3/7/5. You many also choose whatever inspires you either from this post or use your own original work.

When you have written your post, tag itMindLoveMisery’s Menagerie and B&Ps Shadorma and Beyond.  And don’t forget to add your link to Mister Linky.

As some of you might know, I’m off traipsing in the Middle Ages this week-end, so I won’t be able to read your work until next Tuesday or so … Paloma will try to comment on your work before that, but remember, she doesn’t get notifications when I write the post … so be patient for a bit … and be sure your work will be read!

Ciao, Bastet


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I love to read...I like to write...I've travelled the world and seen the sites. I'm past my prime and feel so young, especially when near the young. I'm writing this blog, to remember, to think and to share...with the hopes that someone else will make a comment that will stimulate new thoughts and pathways. Actually, I'm a gabber, so the logical extension of gabbing is blogging! ;-)

38 comments on “B&P Shadorma and Beyond – The Troiku – August 22, 2015

  1. Valida Faire
    August 22, 2015

    Definitely an interesting challenge–we’re not restricted as to topic, right? Doesn’t have to be autumn or autumn leaves?

    • Valida Faire
      August 22, 2015

      And by the way, your troiku is marvelous!

    • Bastet
      August 25, 2015

      Never restricted to topic on B&P … everything is grist for our mill!

      • Valida Faire
        August 25, 2015

        Good to know–thanks very much, Bastet.

      • Bastet
        August 26, 2015

        No problem.

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  3. Thotpurge
    August 22, 2015

    Thanks for the prompt B&P.. Here’s my shot at it.. it ended up as a variation, didn’t read the rules too well I think, probably should try a real troiku later! But for now: https://thotpurge.wordpress.com/2015/08/22/in-the-morning-light/

    • Bastet
      August 30, 2015

      Thanks for participating … I’m sure your eventual troiku will be really great. 🙂 Bastet

  4. Rall
    August 22, 2015

    Stunning Troiku Georgia ,which is very much enhanced by that beautiful song. Did you know that ” Autumn Leaves” is originally French?Have fun tripping through the Middle Ages. Go easy on the mead (chuckles)and watch out for the jousting sticks !

    • Bastet
      August 25, 2015

      Oh thanks so much Rall … and yest, I knew it was originally in French … though my Mom loved the English version and played it quite a lot when I was little. Had a great time in the middle ages … and didn’t touch the mead, though I did try the cherry beer 😉 … and kept well away from the jousters … those people are crazy!

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    • Bastet
      August 25, 2015

      Thanks Jules … a great couple of links 🙂



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  10. twopaisepoems
    August 23, 2015

    Thanks for the prompt! Loved this inventive form 🙂


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  16. adaspoetryalcove
    August 25, 2015

    Very nicely done. I like the Troiku formate. https://adaspoetryalcove.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/1432/

    • Bastet
      August 30, 2015

      And you use it exceptionally well … brava!

  17. Oliana
    August 26, 2015

    Yay!! a Troiku…happy I was to see this and then I listen to the song…beautiful but oh for the memories.

    • Bastet
      August 26, 2015

      I’m so glad you found it … you are definitely the Empress of the troiku – and that song is so lovely and always full of memories!

      • Oliana
        August 26, 2015

        Ah but it brought back memories of my mom listening to this and Connie Frances records when my father told her he no longer loved her…oh what a painful time for her.

      • Bastet
        August 26, 2015

        Ah … those are very sad memories indeed … I’m so sorry.

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  22. Chèvrefeuille
    August 29, 2015

    Awesome to see my ‘invention’ here at mlmm. I have linked one troiku from my archive.

    • Bastet
      August 30, 2015

      🙂 it is a great pleasure introducing the troiku to our little community … a great invention!

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