Friday, July 23, 2004

One of the books I bought in New Zealand was a second-hand copy of the City Lights edition of Kerouac's Scattered Poems. Primarily bought for this quote from an explanatory note by the author.
A "Western Haiku" need not concern itself with the seventeen syllables since Western languages cannot adapt themselves to the fluid syllabillic Japanese. I propose that the "Western Haiku" simply say a lot in three short lines in any Western language.
I would add to that that if you stand at any random point on the globe all languages come from the west; & remind people that submissions are open for the Hay(na)ku anthology.

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