Friday, August 19, 2022


Thank you so much Rich Youmans for referencing my work "Vanishing Point" in your marvelous essay in Contemporary Haibun Online, "Plaiting Poem & Prose, The Art of Braided Haibun." My piece first appeared in Frogpond 44:3 and was also included in Contemporary Haibun 17. I'm honored to take part in the shape shifting discussions as the prose/poem relationship continues to evolve...

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Just out in Time Haiku - a new twist on the rengay form -- thanks to Alan Peat, my brilliant writing partner and to Diana Webb, Editor!



under the garbage patch

mercury dolphins

earthwork mosaic the satellite view

in the oil spill

vivid as plastic

a cormorant’s eye

algae bloom weeping red

making weather 

road-leaping flames

lick at blisters 


bombogenesis an original destruction story


comfortable sofa

the news comes live

from a basement bunker

press blitz

the broadcast

goes dead

Alan Peat

Lorraine A Padden

*A rengay variant consisting of alternating haiku and monoku followed by a final double haiku.

Time Haiku, Issue 56, August 2022

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Onomatopoeia in Action!!

Delighted to have a poem recently published in Haiku Dialogue, The Haiku Foundation's weekly blog that invites poets to respond to various themes and prompts. My haiku below plays with onomatopoeia...


the measured response

of grade school nuns