Every Sheath is Torn – Photo Haiku by Gabriel Rosenstock

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Pic by Youngho Kang

 

Photography By Youngho Kang

 

1.

throbbing dawn . . .
everything becomes
something else


 

2.

when every sheath
is torn from us . . .
what then?


 

3.

before the filthy birth
of Time . .
I am


 

4.

dancing river . . .
who has taught it
how to dance


 

5.

sing it
one more time . . .
song of the mute swan


 

6.

i am nothing . . .
i have clothed myself
in your dreams


 

7.

entanglements
of the ego . . .
the first cuckoo calls


 

About the Author

Gabriel Rosenstock is a bilingual poet (in Irish & English), haikuist, tankaist, playwright, novelist, short story writer, essayist, translator, writer for children and champion of ‘forlorn causes’ – the phrase is Hugh MacDiarmid’s. He is a Lineage Holder of Celtic Buddhism and a member of Aosdána (the Irish academy of arts and letters). Among his awards is the Tamgha-i-Khidmat medal (Pakistan) for services to literature.

His latest titles include the sixth bilingual volume of ekphrastic tanka published by Cross-Cultural Communications, New York, in association with EDOCR, Secret of Secrets:
and a bilingual volume of poems Conversations with Li He:
The ekphrastic tanka books are all free books.