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A paradox in introspection

morning has broken broken dreams in the cold light of day With her monoku, Marlene 'Mountain' Morelock challenged the idea that haiku must consist of two juxtaposed images. I explore parallelism as a possible poetic device in this monoku. Besides the obvious meaning of "broken" (to break), "morning is broken" is an example of a contronym: Now, as an adult, I realize that the use of “broken” in the expression “Morning has broken” is most closely related to breaking through a barrier, out of a throng, or through a surface. In fact, Merriam-Webster clusters it there: “to come into being by…bursting forth.” PASSING NOTES: Morning Has Broken, by Christina M. Bentley October 9, 2017.

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Date: 5/4/2021 5:03:00 AM
Very expressive and emotive work. Creative as well. Way to go for the contest. Your presence at my page was encouraging. Sara
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Date: 4/30/2021 10:23:00 PM
Good one, Suzette ~
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Date: 4/30/2021 6:23:00 PM
Creative monoku. I enjoyed the double meaning of "broken." Congratulations!
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Date: 4/30/2021 4:17:00 PM
Love it, Suzette. Great thinking here and congrats.
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Date: 4/30/2021 2:10:00 PM
A very interesting take on this contest them...
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Date: 4/30/2021 7:21:00 AM
Hi Suzette, You did just to the two forms. Well done. Congratulations on your win. It was well deserved. Have a wonderful day and weekend;-) Alexis
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Date: 4/30/2021 8:05:00 AM
Yes, I understood the brief to be a monoku ... Thanks for the compliment, Alexis :))
Date: 4/28/2021 1:29:00 PM
Great Monoku, Suzette, good luck in the contest.
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