Here on the inside,
the outside through this window
The hills and the valleys
are alive with shadows.
Night and the light
roil, colors sweep and swirl,
curl into stars.
Silhouettes of cypress trees
loom outside this window.
My father’s church
I remember without eyes
still gathers the light.
Its steeple still rises
high above the village,
still stabs at the stars.
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
Out of the Haze, collaborative haiga with photograph by
George Digalakis and poem by Gary S. Rosin in MacQueen’s Quinterly
(Issue 8, June 2021); nominated for, and selected for publication in, Contemporary
Haibun 17 (Red Moon Press, 2022)
Featured Poet: Gary S. Rosin in MacQueen’s Quinterly
(Issue 7, March 2021)
Crossing Kansas in The Wild Word (7 February 2020);
includes audio of Rosin 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); see also
Black Dogs here in MacQ (Issue 12, March 2022).