Francine Porad was a painter before she was a haiku poet, and she often combined her talents in her numerous publications. This volume (Vandina Press, 2004) represents her at a mature stage in both arts.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.
hot summer night a mosquito’s whine and mine‘last trip to Mexico’ for the fourth timehail warning— a snake of headlights on highway curvesthoughts of him loud in my head silent starstwilight settles on the rhododendrons . . . shadows reach my facechange in the weather talkative strangers on a park bench