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the empty field: haiku of Matthew M. Cariello 1982-2022


“While haiku are brief, their resonance can be everlasting; Matthew’s life is the story unveiled in the empty field. Pour a bit of tea, get settled, and enjoy the journey.” — Don Baird, Co-Founder/Editor, Under the Basho


“Matthew Cariello captivates me with his vibrant imagery. Without clutter and rich with insight, these haiku are not your garden variety. My breath catches in the poignancy of “blossom shower,” and I’m still unwrapping the layers of “a grackle not as black.” The one thing readers can expect within these pages is the unexpected.”

— Ferris Gilli, Consulting Editor, The Heron’s Nest

heat wave
a crow follows
the train tracks

hitting stones with a branch that fits my hand

I stop looking
for the sunrise —
first sip of tea

noon whistle     this is not my life

ISBN: 978-1-958408-08-7
Pages: 126
Size: 4.25″ x 6.5″
Binding: perfect softbound
Year Published: 2022

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