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Monday, January 11, 2021

Objective Correlative

Xiao He chases Han Xin by Yosa Buson (Nomura Art Museu

 This haiku by Buson is the perfect example of "objective correlative," It is a group of things or events which systematically represent emotions.

“The piercing chill I feel:

      my dead wife’s comb, in our bedroom,

          under my heel…”

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