Volume 1, Number 2, August 2003


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Gabriel Rosenstock

Gabriel Rosenstock is the author/translator of over 100 books, mostly in Irish (Gaelic). Titles in English include the erotic haiku Cold Moon (Domhan Books, New York) and A Treasury of Irish Love (Hippocrene Books, New York).He is a member of Aosdana (The Irish Acadaemy of Arts & Letters) and numerous haiku societies.


chilly morning -
-------an eagle's talon
---------------nailed to the door

at the foot of the Cross
-------a blood-stained snail
----------------becomes a buddha

blossomless
---------but not unloved
-----------------the old magnolia

somewhere in the fog
--------the little bell
------------around the horse's neck


slipping over morning fields
--------a sunray
catches the hare's urine

(Joint Second Prize, Mainichi Haiku Contest 2003)


Gabriel Rosenstock
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