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