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Issue 10: October 2021
Haiku, ekphrastic: 11 words
Tanka: 21 words
Senryu: 13 words
By Gary S. Rosin

Three Micro-Poems

 

whispers in the air
waterfall of butterflies
flutters in your heart


—after an account by Phil Torres of The SOUND of Millions of Monarch Butterflies fluttering in winter retreat in the mountains of Mexico [six-minute video at The Jungle Diaries, 6 May 2019]


:::

 

a tropical wave
spins into a hurricane
swirls inside the Gulf
dances on television screens
whirls and whirls inside the head

 

:::



trapped in the night
white lines you once followed
lead only to flames


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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