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Featured Poet
Issue 7: March 2021
Japanese Forms: Senryu, Haiku, Kyoka
+ Visual Artwork: Haiga
By Gary S. Rosin

A Medley of Seven Poetic Works



she walks from the store
snow falls near La Tour Eiffel
cold baguettes tonight

—after photograph by Varsovianna
(Instagram, 19 Jan 2021: trois baguettes, s’il vous plait)




pink ribbons
tied around stately trees
chainsaws waiting
ready to open up
the view of the new lake




thoughts and prayers
do not wrap like blankets
a frigid night




Valentine surprise: haiga by Gary S. Rosin
Copyrighted © 2021 by Gary S. Rosin. All rights reserved.
Haiga appears here with artist’s permission.

Valentine surprise
a winter storm hits Houston
rain bells fill with snow




a helicopter
sweeps the neighborhood tonight
I check all the locks




broken smoke alarm
chirps on the ceiling all night...
counting only breath




this tulip sings
at the edge of silence
a promise of Spring

Gary S. Rosin’s
Issue 7, March 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 on his website, 4P Creations: http://4pcreations.com

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