his student said, “for sale? nobody liked your haiku in the first place. you won’t sell more than a couple.”
the guru said, “that’s why only 17 are for sale.”
“so,” the students replied, “if we pay you to write a couple haiku, you’ll stop writing them altogether?”
“yes,” the guru replied.
he sold out immediately.
the guru really is writing haiku. he really is only selling 17. how much do they cost? however much your #zen recommends.