“Probably the further we get away from Japanese haiku the closer we get to haiku.”  —Marlene Mountain  (Japaneasy / 1.11.2001)


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  1. In the end, we have to accept (I am tempted to say forgive ourselves) that we write in a language that does different things than does Japanese, and from a culture that invites, or may even insist on, a very different set of images—that sees the world differently. The best writing will come, I believe, from this acceptance, and will, by fully entering the reality of our language and of our condition, transcend it.

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