Thursday, May 19, 2022

air raid shelter

Thank you Sean Lynch for selecting one of my poems for this week's Haiku in Action theme...why is that cat meowing? Congratulations to all featured poets!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

fog on the beach

Another fine harvest of haiku and I'm honored to have one of mine featured among them. Thank you Carole MacRury for the invitation to reflect on The Language and Scent of Flowers. As published in Haiku Dialog...

fog on the beach

the musk

of damp rose hips

~Lorraine A Padden

Sunday, May 15, 2022

It was all about the minnows.

So very happy to be included in the latest issue of Zee Zahava’s ‘Lost Paper’. 'Water' was the theme for this collection of short non-fiction prose -- and there are so many compelling stories here. Very grateful to be among them.

It was all about the minnows. I abandoned my sandwich on our blanket mid-picnic and followed the grass to a short wall rimming the lake. A fallen willow branch, thin like my father’s bamboo fly rod he liked to whip in the backyard, lay at my feet. I used to chase the small yellow training weights flickering in the grass after each cast. The lake that afternoon seemed full of those pale darting fish and I just knew my rod could catch them. By the third stroke of my imagination I’d lost my balance and tumbled into the water, losing the willow and a shoe. The next summer my father gave me a short fly rod for my eighth birthday and a few backyard casting lessons from his end of the line.

- Lorraine A Padden

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

A trio in Kingfisher










Thank you Tanya McDonald for including three of my poems in the current issue of Kingfisher. Quite an honor. And, you've gifted us all with another fabulously eclectic and moving collection.

attic walls papered over the hush of cobwebs

clipped wings the hallway chatter about makeup

stained glass the half-empty church

~ Lorraine A. Padden


Friday, May 6, 2022

farmer's market

Happy to have a poem featured in today's Haikuist Network in the The Asahi Shimbun! Thank you David McMurray!

farmer’s market

the syncopated greens

in a reed basket


~ Lorraine A. Padden

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

plein air

 Another fabulous selection of work this week in Haiku Dialog, and I'm so thankful to be included....

plein air

the universe

in her thumbprint


~Lorraine A Padden

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

out of body experience

This poem of mine appeared in the journal tsuri-dōrō, Issue #6, Nov/Dec 2021 -- not even six months ago. How irrelevant the geography might become.

out of body experience

the long drive

out of Texas


~Lorraine A Padden