Poetry started with a quill and should come to an end with the
ball-point pen. Presently it seems that poetry has reached a fork
leading either towards ruin or greater potential; the direction
will entirely depend on what kind of tool modern poets will
use instead of ball-point pens to express themselves.
The camera is fit to be used expressively by poets. The
camera can create a lovely poem even from trifling objects.
Words are the most uncertain symbols devised by human
beings for communication. Further, Zen, philosophy and
religion, etc., have driven them away to worthless rubbish.
It is a pack of nonsense that poems, the products of poets,
are for antiquated mental constitutions of Zen and philosophy.
A plastic poem which needs neither lines nor stanzas is the
figure of a poem itself; in other words, it is a "device for a
poem" for which rhythm and meaning are not essential factors.
A flow of experimental poetry that originated from the
sources of Futurism, Dadaism, and Cubism has left small
ponds of concrete poems here and there, but they will dry up
sooner or later.
Poets: You should not expect to win general applause for
your being the most skilled craftsmen of words. Such applause
will never be brought to you, however long you may wait for it.
I will create poetry through the viewfinder of my camera,
out of pieces of paper scraps, boards, glasses, etc. This is the
birth of new poetry.