Gabriel Rosenstock

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Gabriel Rosenstock, born 1949 in postcolonial Ireland, is a poet, haikuist, tankaist, and novelist with over 180 books published. Recent titles include the comic detective novel My Head is Missing (Evertype, 2016) and the ekphrastic haiku volume Judgement Day (The Onslaught Press, 2016) in response to the collages of the anti-Nazi artist Kurt Waldmann. Among his awards is the Tamgha I Kidmat medal for services to literature. He blogs at http://roghaghabriel.blogspot.ie/

Emptiness, his collaborative collection with American photographer Ron Rosenstock, is available from Long Exposure Press here.

His series as Writer-in-Residence for Long Exposure will see him responding through haiku to a range of photography from around the world, teasing out their narratives, ideas, and resonances.


unnamed

glaonn préachán . . .
aghaidh scriosta
an té a raibh grá againn di

a crow calls  . . .
the shattered face
of someone we loved

 


Fás aon oíche


a spás féin á aimsiú

go neamhshuntasach aige . . .

fás aon oíche

unobtrusively

finding its own space  . . .

mushroom


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Photography © Ron Rosenstock

tá nithe feicthe anseo

nach bhfuil insint bhéil orthu . . .
an Bhearna Bhán

things have been seen here

for which there are no words  . . .
Barnabaun


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Photography © Ron Rosenstock

ceo ó na cnoic

ach is glé í súil an bhradáin –

Abhainn na hoirimhe

mist from the hills

but the salmon’s eye is clear –

Erriff River


GolBeak
Photography © Jason Symes

uaigneas
i measc neacha eile  . . .
fead an chrotaigh
loneliness

among other beings  . . .
the curlew’s cry


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Photography © Ron Rosenstock

spéartha suaite  . . .

an seansaol
ag dul in aois

 

restless skies  . . .

the old world
grows older


coloured clouds
Photography © Jason Symes

aethanta ár n-óige . . .
is néalta iad
ag teacht ar ais
days of our youth . . .

they have become clouds

returning


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Photography © Jason Symes

cé a rianódh
conair an anama  . . .
gan tús gan chríoch

who can trace
the spirit’s path  . . .
no beginning, no end


SwingHowth
Photography © Jason Symes

caonach . . . léicean
nithe a fhágann an croí
stróicthe

moss . . . lichen
things that tear
at the heart


!!!Bubbles
Photography © Jason Symes

domhain  . . .
na domhain leochaileacha seo
a chruthaíomar

worlds  . . .
these fragile worlds
of our making


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Photography © Jason Symes

earthlings . . .
their meditations
never end

muintir
an domhain . . .
síormhachnamh

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