Haiku and senryu from India by Matt Hetherington

Matt Hetherington


in front of the bureau of standards

a large pile of rubble



through the flooded field

a man pushing a bicycle



country station platform –

just a goat

and a man brushing his teeth



green grass –

the yak shit

looks like rocks



sleepiness –

a log has fallen

over the river


DSC_0004“Mountains on the road to Lahul”
Photo © Di Cousens 2014


Matt Hetherington is a writer, sleeper, part-time DJ, lover, non-god-father, humble self-promoter, sky-digger, lentil-masticating vegetarian bludger, frustrated housewife, connoisseur of fine scents and dog-biscuits, twin brother, old-school soccer nut, poverty-stricken aristocrat, and Bodhisattva-wannabe.  He has published three collections of poetry.

Di Cousens is Melbourne poet, photographer and Tibetologist. In 2014 she won the Linden Gallery Postcard Prize for a photograph of a rally supporting refugees and published her third chapbook, Free Text Space. She is a committee member of Melbourne Poets Union.

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