Scott Metz

some haiku

where the ocean ends caterpillar wind


she stepped on the moth
but it got up
and conquered the forest

the paper factory
     tossed into a web
of complicity

what i’ve drawn in the center might be existential wind


hold dusk’s breath
until i
hear drums


factory lights
towards me


when i have
to be a crow
on main st.


the sound of an airplane
evaporating inside
the shadow of an earring




why did you become a pigeon gray dream

Scott Metz was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 1976. From 2003 to 2006, he lived in Tsuyama, Okayama, Japan. ant ant ant ant ant #9 (Chris Gordon, ed., Winter 2009) was devoted entirely to his work and is his first substantial collection, A Sealed Jar of Mustard Seeds. He is currently the editor of Roadrunner, co-editor of MASKS, and the blogmaster of troutswirl for The Haiku Foundation. His haiku can be found at lakes & now wolves. He currently lives in Toledo, Oregon, where he teaches Writing and Literature.

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Blogger Geof Huth said...

Great reimaginings of the haiku. Of course, I'm partial to the pwoermd "mossth."


12:49 PM  
Blogger Raymond Farr said...

Great form.
Terrific images.
Complete satisfaction with these.

9:28 PM  

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