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Issue 10: October 2021
Haiku: 13 words
Visual Art: Sculpture
Poem by Gary S. Rosin, with
Sculptures by Naoki Onogawa

origami cranes
rise from the rubble of schools
new leaves in the trees



Tree sculpture with leaves of red origami cranes by Naoki Onogawa

Tree sculpture with leaves of red origami cranes by Naoki Onogawa
Sculptures copyrighted © by Naoki Onogawa. All rights reserved.
Photographs appear here with the artist’s permission.

These photographs also appear in Arnesia Young’s article about the work
of artist Naoki Onogawa in My Modern Met (24 May 2021):
Origami Artist Reimagines Trees With Leaves Made of Tiny Paper Cranes

That article, and these photographs, inspired the poem above.

Naoki Onogawa
Issue 10, October 2021

is a Japanese artist based in Tokyo, who creates bonsai-like tree sculptures whose leaves are actually hundreds of tiny paper cranes (orizuru), origami birds that he has folded by hand.

Learn more about Onogawa’s work:

See also these links kindly provided by Wutami Matsuoka, owner of Picaresque Gallery:

Gary S. Rosin’s
Issue 10, October 2021

poetry and haiga have appeared, or are forthcoming, in various literary and poetry magazines such as Concho River Review, Failed Haiku, Harbinger Asylum, KYSO Flash, MacQueen’s Quinterly, Poetry24, The Legal Studies Forum, and Visions International; as well as in several anthologies, including Faery Footprints (Fae Corp Publishing), Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga (Dos Gatos Press), Texas Poetry Calendar (Kallisto Gaia Press), Untameable City: Poems on the Nature of Houston (Mutabilis Press), and elsewhere.

His poem “Viewing the Dead” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Two of his poems appear in Silent Waters, photographs by George Digalakis (Athens, 2017). He is the author of two chapbooks, Standing Inside the Web (Bear House Publishing, 1990) and Fire and Shadows (Legal Studies Forum, 2008) (offprint).

Selections of Gary’s poetry and photography can be found at his website, 4P Creations: http://4pcreations.com

More on the Web: By, About, and Beyond

Crossing Kansas by Gary S. Rosin in The Wild Word (7 February 2020); includes audio of the poet reading his poem

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