Delighted to be included in the current issue of Drifting Sands Haibun!
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
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
of damp rose hips
~Lorraine A Padden
Sunday, May 15, 2022
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
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