Juxtaposition

I love this photo.  The white “duck-goose” returns every year with this particular flock of geese.  It is so much fun to try to spot her/him when the geese return to Blue Marsh Lake in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Juxtaposition is one of my favorite words to use – you know that, if you know me.  When I was taking my pre-SAT tests in tenth or eleventh grade I remember leaving the testing site feeling like a failure with the vocabulary part of the test.  I remembered the word “juxtaposition” and looked it up when I got home – the days of dictionaries.  From that day on, I have used the word and have fun doing so.

Renso might not be a word you are familiar with, so let me share with you that term.  Renso is a loose association of different or unlike images.  One of the lines of a haiku links the two images together.  Writing quality haiku with the japanese tradition of kigo, kireji, and renso is the fun and creativity of haiku.  Sometimes I think I succeed, and so often I know I don’t.  For me, the joy is in the learning.

Enjoy the experience, and the day.

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