This old boat,
tied up for the last time,
rocks in ripples,
its reflection blurring,
as if already losing,
spilling all its colors.
—After the photograph by Michael A. Blanchette
Out of Service (Photograph, September 2021)
Copyrighted © by Michael A. Blanchette Photography.
All rights reserved. Photograph appears here with permission.
is a New England-based photographer who lives in New Hampshire (USA) and specializes
in nature and landscape photography. His photos have appeared in books by The National
Geographic Society and historian Eric Jay Dolan, in numerous music videos by prolific
composer Tim Janis, and in magazines such as Digital Photographer, Mother Earth
News, GEO Voyage, and Landscape Photography Magazine.
Website, Michael A. Blanchette Photography:
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
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)
Selections of Gary’s poetry and photography can be found at his website,
4P Creations: http://4pcreations.com
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)