Cat Wang on Art

In vain my master
walks off his frustrations in
the December wind.

He’s a scarecrow in
his flapping red windbreaker
and flyaway hair.

He loves this image
of himself. Elemental.
The ten-thousand things.

Read his new haiku.
He’s still working on it, waste-
paper basketsful.

Author: Tom D'Evelyn

Tom D'Evelyn is a private editor and writing tutor in Cranston RI and, thanks to the web, across the US and in the UK. He can be reached at D'Evelyn has a PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley. Before retiring he held positions at The Christian Science Monitor, Harvard University Press, Boston University and Brown University. He ran a literary agency for ten years, publishing books by Leonard Nathan and Arthur Quinn, among others. Before moving to Portland OR he was managing editor at Single Island Press, Portsmouth NH. He blogs at and other sites.

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