Why 27 years?

Because haiku can’t be rushed.

In fact, haiku seem to resist acceleration completely, which is probably why they’re so relaxing to read and write.

Also, because if I write 1 haiku a day for 10,000 days it will take 27 years and 4 months to finish, leap years included.

That’s more than my whole life over again (at the start of this project I am 26 years and 10 months old).

I may have to rename this Half a Lifetime of Haiku.

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