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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Just So Stories?: A Gendai Haiku Sequence

for Roland Barthes

"the goal of literary work (of literature as work) is to make the reader no longer a consumer, but a producer of the text"

-- Roland Barthes, S/Z

the Muse's rapid-fire delivery of lines pregnant silence

the Muse lies on the floor my haiku dripping with blood

my haiku caged in 5-7-5 syllables scars on editor's mind

readers’ heads stuck together my haiku is the cat that walks by himself

a wordless poem between the critic and me glass wall

the Muse addresses young poets via video stream: Death of the Author

Just So Stories?: A Gendai Haiku Sequence