february 20/21 1990
date: February 21, 1990
from: Marlene Mountain
to: Haiku Canada Newsletter and Dee Evetts
re: Freedom of expression; self-determination;
self-responsibility; the self-incentive to
self-critical self-appraisal; and the ability to
grow up in haiku in spite of haiku----and its
covert damage to self, often disguised as 'the
haiku spirit' and perpetuated by so-called
authorities including pre-Basho, Basho,
post-Basho, and encompassing contemporary
hangers-on to an ill-gotten, ill-fated and
misconstrued view of the spirit of nature
and the spirit of being.
I think the intent/concept of Jane Reichhold's
MIRRORS is the best thing that's happened to
haiku since my 'really good unpublished' and
unsubmitted 'punk haiku' of 1984:
this fucking heat sucked in twice by zen
PS: I don't want/need this haiku 'dignified'--
'by publication' or otherwise--however, you're
welcome to print this entire page as a
response to 'Reflections.'
copy: Jane Reichhold, creator of MIRRORS
from the mountain
Haiku Canada Newsletter 5:3 1990 Canada
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