Fight between heart, head
stay true to the ancient forms
or flow into now?
There’s “reflection” going on in Haiku land that mirrors a universal struggle – maintain traditional forms or create change. Leo is the host of Haiku-Heights so it’s his call. And he votes for preserving the traditional haiku form. I respect that.
Here’s another point of view (mine, of course!)
I’m biased. My life has been devoted to creative CHANGE.
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
I doubt if Freud would still be practicing “Freudian Therapy” or Shakespeare would be writing in iambic pentameter or use “thee” and “thou”. I think Picasso would still be stretching the boundaries of paint and Henry Ford would be implanting computer chips in horses (well, maybe not horses – but you get the idea).
In YOUR life what do you preserve intact from the past
and what do you creatively change?
It’s not a frivolous question as it ultimately informs who we are and how we “do” life.