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Tyler Pruett, US
 

 

 

Haiku

 

ants touch
to tell their secrets
about mu

 

 

tropical storm
smooth green apples
in tall grass

 

 

hobo’s pillowcase
full of god knows what
he never came back for

 

 

summer heat
the farmer at market
dumps ice onto the grass

 

 

a toy doll
worn to rags
at the child's grave

 

 

the spider
long dead
catches a mosquito in her web

 

 

the cellphone tower
lost in fog
my telephone rings

 

 

seagulls
divide the moon
with a gourd

 

 

trees and roots
go their opposite
ways

 

 

abysmal
thunder ripples get closer
to the dandelion

 

 

the grave
of pope gibbs
in summer shade

 

 

summer heat
the boy walks down the hill
stomping on his shadow

 

 

ornate metal flowers
on the cemetery gate
hot to touch

 

 

About Tyler Pruett, US

 

Tyler Pruett is a writer with a special interest in English language haiku. His work appears in many journals including Acorn, Frogpond, Haiku Presence, The Heron's Nest, and South by Southeast. He has received critical acclaim for his poems, including the Roadrunner Haiku Journal's Scorpion Prize in 2009, and the Best Haiku for 2005 award from the Mainichi Daily News. Tyler’s poetry is also featured in Haiku 21, an anthology published by Modern Haiku Press.

This is Tyler Pruett's first appearance in Sketchbook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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