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Book of the Week: A Sealed Jar of Mustard Seeds

a sealed jar of mustard seedsScott Metz has, in a brief and interrupted career, put a decided charge into haiku, with his audacious editing as well as his own challenging poems. This title encompasses the entirety of this issue of ant ant ant ant ant (2009), edited by Chris Gordon.

You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library.

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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.


winter night she knowingly reveals another arm
coastal blossoms the opposite of america
a sealed jar of mustard seeds swift moving clouds
without permission part of me starts to bloom
meadow speaking the language she dreams in
up among the dawn stars her dreaming hand

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