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her black hair
veils our praying hands ...
hospice church at dusk

ses cheveux noirs
voilent nos mains qui prient ...
église de l'hospice au crépuscule

Liu Chen-ou, Canada
cco 2016-04-1


Haïku d'atmosphère très lourde. Tout concourt à planter le contexte ("noirs", "prient", "église", "hospice", "crépuscule") de ce haïku dominé par l'archétype de la Mort dans une atmosphère de fin de monde. A noter, la structure en 2+1 avec les deux éléments (hospice, crépuscule) en fin qui donnent la note majeure et explicative.


dusk church death

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* atmosphere - Atmosphere.
Something emerges from all the elements that constitute haiku: a climate, an atmosphere. The author does not state this explicitly. It is the reader who reconstructs it from his or her own experience.

This is especially true in three-segment haiku, also called "grocery list". But this effect can also be achieved in other ways.

The mention of feelings related to the weather and taste adds a multisensory dimension to the atmosphere created.

* S21 - Caesura between L2 and L3.
Caesura between L2 and L3.

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