Carpe Diem – Exploring The Beauty Of Haiku.

We love haiku and we all agree on its beauty, but maybe we can improve the beauty of haiku

APOKOINOU

What is Apokoinou?

In linguistics, an apo koinou construction /æpəˈkɔɪnuː/ is a blend of two clauses through a lexical word which has two syntactical functions, one in each of the blended clauses. The clauses are connected asyndetically.

Usually the word common to both sentences is a predicative or an object in the first sentence and a subject in the second one. 

I think you all understand this “apokoinou” technique, it’s a nice technique to use in our haiku. 

An example:

skating in the moonlight

after the dispute

the sound of windmills

© Yasuomi Koganei

Let us “break” this haiku with “apokoinou”:

“skating in the moonlight after the dispute” and “after the dispute the sound of windmills”. Isn’t it an awesome technique?

Photo Credit 

Here is my attempt at this new Challenge of Chevrefeuille

sun shinning over the ridge

warming the still air

after the snow storm 

“sun shinning over the ridge warming the still air”. “warming the still air after the snow storm”.

Written for  Carpe Diem – Exploring The Beauty Of Haiku.

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