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Issue 9: August 2021
Micro-Poem: 33 words
By Gary S. Rosin

Traffic Control

 
Bird boxes nailed around 
a deodar cedar, 

that songbirds left empty, 
became homes for squirrels—

does Morse Code control now 
the twitch of bushy tails 

di-di-dah-dah-di-dit (?) 

 

—After Claire Willet’s account [“Space Between” (25 August 2015)] of her conversations with Cameron Hockenson about his installation Control Tower

Gary S. Rosin’s
Issue 9, August 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 at his website, 4P Creations: http://4pcreations.com

More on the Web: By, About, and Beyond

[empty bird boxes], an ekphrastic haiku by Gary S. Rosin in Issue 8 of MacQ (June 2021), after the environmental sculpture Control Tower by Cameron Hockenson (1975–2015)

Crossing Kansas by Gary S. Rosin in The Wild Word (7 February 2020); includes audio of the poet reading his poem

 
 
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