The haiku is a poem with simple tones, without any title, which excludes lexical and rhetorical frills, deriving its strength from the suggestions of nature in different seasons. It is a composition that requires a great synthesis of thought and image, in fact the subject of haiku is often a rapid and intense scene.

As the extreme brevity of the lines of a haiku gives way to a vacuum full of suggestions that come together in a track that the reader has to complete, in the same way Si vedeva il mare (You could see the sea) is on the same condition of an unfinished poem that should be finished by the viewer.

In any haiku there is a seasonal reference called kigo or the word of the season, considered the heart of the poem, that is a reference to the season that determines the time of year when it is compound or to which it refers.
These sensations can be enclosed in the mood of the Portuguese culture defined saudade, a voice that in an instant focuses a multitude of feelings, much to collect in itself the essence of life and everyday things. No coincidence Si vedeva il mare is full of those typical feelings of fado, Portuguese folk music, with which in the past people expressed the feeling of saudade through melancholy songs by the ocean.

Si vedeva il mare is a haiku, a sort of meditation that conveys a nostalgic feeling that it should be expressed in a single breath.

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