Copyrighted © 2006 by G. Rosin
All rights reserved
Raven left this shadow.
Maybe even an omen.
It’s hard to tell
why the fence looks—scorched,
as if a great explosion
caught Raven, changing,
still shifting shape, somewhere
between man and bird,
etched this riddle into
the grain and knots of life,
captured in wood,
slats and slots of memory,
holding on to what finds it—
all those slivers of something,
something that tears the flesh.
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)
Selections of Gary’s poetry and photography can be found at his website,
4P Creations: http://4pcreations.com