Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Russell Rosander's Small Storm


A small storm rages in the dead of night
Not tearing at the limbs of trees in the darkness
Not raging in the swirling sky above
But within these compound walls
Of stone and skin
In a windowless room
Unseen Un-named uncategorized
An unknown tumult
In a wordless dream
In an unbound stream
I wrap my spindly arms about these howling winds
And bow deep into the spiral eye to see
The quiet peace The invisible heart
In the loving protection of your outstretched fingers
In your open hand
Before the sun has risen.


— Russell Rosander


An artist and poet living in the Costalegre of Mexico, Russell Rosander is also a co-founder of the Bar None Group. He hosts weekly readings and discussions on poetry, art, music and literature...but mostly poetry at Chynna's Backstage Bar and Blue Wave Cafe in Barra de Navidad, Mexico. You can find more of his writing at Russell Rosander Short Stories.

Russell's latest chapbook of poetry — Seeds Awakening — reflect the author's thoughts and observations in the first quarter of 2016. He has  three other limited edition volumes of poetry — The Devil is the Creator, Heart of One and MotMots Emergency — available for purchase at his Friday appearances at Hector's Corner Bar in Barra de Navidad. Copies are also available at Babalu's Café and Books in Melaque, Jalisco, Mexico.