Re Dylan’s comment (and with respect): “But to say ‘I am going to be a professional haiku poet’ [chuckle], I think that it’s just so laughable, that it’s not something anybody could conceive of doing.” What is the laughable part, please? Was it the “professional” designation? or the fact that any poet – haiku, for this discussion — (from the beginning of time) who has ever earned a living outside the genre or been subsidized, could not be considered a “certified/full-time” poet?