Butterfly Iris No. 2
Copyrighted © 2013 by G. Rosin
All rights reserved
I can’t remember
anything that happened
before I awoke—
only this feeling, this sense
that something came before
turned into combustion—
fire, feeding itself,
plant, becoming animal,
petals, becoming wings,
becoming this yearning
to drink the morning dew,
dance and dance and dance,
until I forget these roots,
and become only light,
only this radiance.
—Poem published previously in Texas Poetry Calendar 2013 (Dos Gatos
Press, 2012); appears here with author’s permission.
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
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 on his website, 4P