The Banana Links

excerpts from

the banana links

paul conneally

(i)

in some ways the haiku today resembles the potato

before blight brought famine to ireland

(ii)

edible haiku are sterile mutants

new varieties cannot easily be produced by natural methods

(iii)

a haiku a day prevents a deficiency

which might increase the risk of stroke

(iv)

haiku a substitute for sweets and satisfy sugar cravings

(v)

your hands can benefit from haiku as well

(vi)

each haiku wrapped in foil and sold for a dime

‘the banana links’ are a dadaesque experiment

to see how truths about haiku might reveal themselves

through the manipulation of texts on or about bananas

Paul Conneally

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