Today Chevrefeuille challenges us to writing a haiku in which we use “juxtaposition”.
Any time unlike things bump up against each other, you can describe it as a juxtaposition. Imagine a funeral mourner telling jokes graveside, and you get the idea — the juxtaposition in this case is between grief and humor. Juxtaposition of two contrasting items is often done deliberately in writing, music, or art — in order to highlight their differences.
I wrote the haiku using juxtaposition (which I hope I got right) to celebrate the monsoons that began yesterday in Mumbai. It rained all day and all night. And in the morning I woke up to the sound of the rains and the soothing monsoon breeze. Thank God for sweet joys during the lockdown.
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