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  1. Melissa Allen
    Melissa Allen February 2, 2011 at 7:25 pm .

    Joseph, what a pleasure to stumble upon such an extravagant compliment, as well as to discover such a wonderful blog. I&#39;ll be following in future.<br /><br />I&#39;m glad you enjoyed my and Kuni-san&#39;s collaboration. One thing that excites me so much about his haiga of my haiku is precisely that I tend to have a very abstract mind myself and my haiku are often (in my opinion) not visual

  2. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison February 2, 2011 at 3:47 pm .

    That reduction is one way, and a good one. Sometimes we get so addicted to images that the poem can&#39;t move forward—stuck in the underbrush. I&#39;ll have to look for <i>Dogville</i>. I used to live there. Woof.

  3. Jim Murdoch
    Jim Murdoch February 2, 2011 at 11:08 am .

    I don’t think poetry can escape the visual but I guess it all depends on what the reader brings to the piece. And I don’t think this is a problem that only applies to poetry. It’s a reader’s <i>image</i>-ination after all that completes a piece. Personally I tend to reduce images to concepts. I don’t visualise. I’m reading a book just now where the author insists on describing everything and

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