five seven five: A Video Remix of an Erica Goss Haiku by Marie Craven

by , on Dec 12, 2014

Editor’s Note: When I started Gnarled Oak, I wrote on the Submissions page that I was looking for work that, among other things, “will inspire others to create.” Well, I am thrilled to learn that one of the poems from Issue 1 did just that. Erica Goss’s haiku “crows perched on wire” inspired Marie Craven (whose video “Belief in Unicorns” also appeared in Issue 1) to make this cool video “five seven five”…

(Watch “five seven five” on Vimeo)


crows perched on wire

by on Nov 13, 2014


crows perched on wire
the sky divides into halves
the line between us


Erica Goss is the Poet Laureate of Los Gatos, CA, and the host of Word to Word, a show about poetry. She is the author of Wild Place (Finishing Line Press 2012) and Vibrant Words: Ideas and Inspirations for Poets (PushPen Press 2014). Her poems, reviews and articles appear widely, both on-line and in print. She won the 2011 Many Mountains Moving Poetry Contest and was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2010 and 2013. She writes The Third Form, a column about video poetry, for Connotation Press. Please visit her at:; she blogs at