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.


Bright gray skies, still dark

Muddy puddles on the street

Earth washed clean, glistens


I woke up to this view in the morning

Stay safe

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Posted by:Smitha V

A banker by profession, a blogger by choice, a poet by accident, and an artist at heart. Imperfectly perfect - that's me. Welcome to my world!

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