waves crash and roll
at the feet of granite cliffs
immovable grey

Kim M. Russell, 3rd July 2020

Crashing Waves Free Stock Photo - Public Domain Pictures
Free stock photo from Public Domain Pictures

My response to Carpe Diem Exploring The Beauty Of Haiku #1826 Juxtaposition

In today’s new challenge, we are writing a haiku in which we use juxtaposition, or side-by-side contrast. Juxtaposition of two contrasting items is often deliberate in writing, music or art, in order to highlight differences.

Chèvrefeuille says that he often hears that juxtaposition is a key to successful haiku and that the contrast of two images in haiku is instrumental in creating resonance. I like the quote he shares from Robert Spiess, editor of Modern Haiku:

“Juxtaposition of entities in haiku cannot be simply the throwing together of just anything; the poet must have the intuition that certain things, albeit of “opposite” characteristics, nonetheless have a resonance with each other that will evoke a revelation when they are juxtaposed in accordance with the time-tested canons and aesthetics of haiku.”

12 thoughts on “Coast

  1. A beautiful contrast of the steady rock and rolling waves Kim. Hope you’re keeping safe and well 🙂💜 xxx

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      1. Norfolk Greyhound Rescue have some lovely hounds looking for a home and they may also be looking for volunteer walkers and foster homes at this time 🐾💜🐾 xxx

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