Thank you Marietta McGregor for including my poem this week and for the inspirational theme of pilgrimage...
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Congrats to all the many fine haiku writers featured this week.
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Delighted to have this poem included in The Haiku Foundation's weekly Haiku Dialogue: Finding Peace and Contemplation in quiet spaces...a gallery. The prompt for this invitation included a photo of a gallery at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Massachusetts which is affiliated with the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art where I received my MA. One of Edouard Manet's still life paintings completed just months before he died is part of the Clark collection--Moss Roses in a Vase--and it inspired this poem:
loosening brush strokes still life in the vase
Published at the The Haiku Foundation
Sunday, March 13, 2022
Friday, March 4, 2022
Thank you so much Ian Storr for including this haibun in Presence 71. Grateful to share the page with such wonderful work.
The Beaten Path
It’s after 7pm and the heat’s finally dissipated enough to consider taking a jog around the Basilica of San Giovanni. In August the air quality isn’t too bad since most Romans drive their diesel out of the city for a few weeks of polluting elsewhere. So I lace up my sneakers and head out.
Stations of the Cross
Pausing at a light, a white electric Fiat pulls up next to me. The driver gets out and waves, saying something about a man he saw following me for the last few blocks. The walk sign is on but I’m still on the curb trying to understand the driver's thick regional dialect.
after each stop
I ask where the man is now and he points down the street behind us. The driver steps onto the sidewalk. He says I need to be careful. He offers to give me a ride home.
a candle blown out
~Lorraine A Padden