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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.

Published: January 2015

An Australian and international
journal of ecopoetry and ecopoetics.

Plumwood Mountain Journal is created on the unceded lands of the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and to elders past, present and future. We also acknowledge all traditional custodians of the lands this journal reaches.