Searching through old blog posts I wade through layers of crap to find posts I don’t remember writing that actually say something interesting.
While reading a book on Basho – Basho – The Complete Haiku by Jane Reichhold – this paragraph jumped out at me:_
‘Often, as a haiku writer’s understanding and experience with the form grows and changes, he will return to previously written poems and revise them – as did Basho. It is vital to remember that a poet writes a poem with all the knowledge and skills available to him at that moment. With more study, wider reading, and deeper understanding, the poem would evolve, but we can still value the inspiration and capabilities under which it was written.’