Empty Calabash Troiku

empty calabash
only shadows fill its gourd
until the rain falls

reflecting the fading sun
the stillness of the ocean
no rain clouds in sight

a beggar sits in gloom
a cricket for company
not a drop to drink

Kim M. Russell, 2018

Related image
A pet cricket and his container made of a gourd – Watercolor by Qi Baishi (1864–1957). Image found on Wikipedia. 

My response to Carpe Diem Extra January 23rd 2018 — Celestine Nudanu (special feature)

Congratulations to Celestine Nudanu for winning the Facebook Troiku contest, based on a haiku by Jane Reichhold. In today’s special feature, our challenge is to create a troiku with the following haiku by Celestine Nudanu:

empty calabash
reflecting the fading sun
a beggar sits in gloom

© Celestine


10 thoughts on “Empty Calabash Troiku

  1. Enjoyed this. For some reason it reminded me of a Jackie Chan movie where he was a drunken martial arts master. I am picturing him with your calabash shaking it trying to find the already gone last drop.

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