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Issue 10X: 24 Dec. 2021
Haiga: 13 words
Photograph + Poem
By Simone Opdam and Gary S. Rosin



Frozen: Haiga, with photograph by Simone Opdam and poem by Gary S. Rosin
Frozen (collaborative haiga) copyrighted © 2021

Photograph © by Simone Opdam, and poem © Gary S. Rosin.
All rights reserved. Artwork appears here with permission from both artists.


hoar frost and yellow
this flower bows to winter
still holding its seeds


Publisher’s Note:

The photograph above by Simone Opdam (SimoneoFotografie) is entitled Frozen and appears in her online galleries at Facebook (12 December 2021) and Instagram.

Simone Opdam
Issue 10X, 24 Dec. 2021

is a Dutch outdoor photographer. She loves to capture her home region, Waterland, preferably around sunrise, but also likes to travel abroad. Her favourite destination is Great Britain. She is also involved with various nature conservation groups and organizes small-scale photography workshops and photo tours.

Artist’s website: https://www.simoneo.com/

Gary S. Rosin’s
Issue 10X, 24 Dec. 2021

poetry and haiga have appeared, or are forthcoming, in various literary and poetry magazines such as Concho River Review, Eastern Structures, Failed Haiku, Harbinger Asylum, KYSO Flash, MacQueen’s Quinterly, Poetry24, The Legal Studies Forum, The Lift, The Wild Word, and Visions International; as well as in several anthologies, including contemporary haibun (Volume 17, Red Moon Press, 2022), 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

Two Readings: “Apparition” and “Black Dogs” by Gary S. Rosin for Texas Poetry Calendar 2015 at the Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston, Texas (20 September 2014)

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