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nuit glaciale :
dans les phares deux yeux bleus
venus de l’Est

André Cayrel, France
cco 2016-02-1


Haïku meteo. Le froid de la nuit est en relation avec les yeux bleus, passant pour froids. Mais aussi avec la situation glaçante des prostituées dans la nuit froide au long des routes. Haïku militant aussi qui souligne cette misère des migrantes de l'Est.


night cold social

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* analogie -

* meteo - Meteo used to create an atmosphere.
Use in a haiku segment of a reference to the weather (weather conditions) that provides more than just the mention of the weather as a background. The reference refers to a state of weather that has physical (cold rain, sudden hail, frost,...) or psychological (overcast sky, storm warning, sultry afternoon...) effects. These effects are mainly felt through the skin (contact, temperature,...); which connects the author/reader to the World (his direct environment).

The mentioned weather and its effects share a set of semes (brutality, unpredictability, "cold", psychologically oppressive climate,...) with the situation experienced by the author.

A sudden and unpleasant change of situation shares semes (brutality, unpredictability, impact) with a sudden storm, hail, cold rain. A hard time to live, a disappointment, with a cold rain. An overcast weather before the rain shares with a moment when we fear the occurrence of events that we fear.

Although the meteo is often used as a marker (kigo - word of season), it sometimes brings more than just the place in the season or the context of the moment.

* fin - Final element give the clue.
A detail at the end reveals the real meaning of haiku.

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