Hiyazake (cold saké)


Hiyazake (cold saké)


Dear friends,

It has been a while, but I am trying to revive not only my daily haiku meme Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, but also my personal weblogs. At Carpe Diem Haiku Kai we are exploring classical and non-classical kigo (seasonwords) for summer and today that kigo (a classical one) is Hiyazake (or cold saké) and this is my response on that kigo:

drinking cold sake
on the porch of a mountain hut –
the almost full moon

© Chèvrefeuille

In this haiku I also have tried to use the so called “fragment and phrase” technique, maybe you have heard of it.

3 thoughts on “Hiyazake (cold saké)

    • “fragment and phrase” is a technique described by Jane Reichhold (1937-2016) and it means that “every” haiku has two parts. In this haiku the “fragment” are the first two lines and the “phrase” is the third line. Those two parts you can hear when you read the haiku aloud, than you will here a “break” after the second line.
      This “fragment and phrase” is in my opinion the “base” of the Western world.

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