Francine Porad English
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Francine Porad (6944 SE 33rd, Mercer Island, WA 98040-3324 USA) is a Seattle area painter and widely-published haiku poet. She served as President of the Haiku Society of America from 1993-1995. Porad is a prolific writer whose haiku are in current issues of publications worldwide, an award winner, a lecturer and a juror of many national and international haiku /senryu/ tanka competitions.



November sunshine
a six-inch carpet of leaves
for the tree house
desert heat
cactus flowers stand
away from their spines
love poem read aloud
splintered light
of a billion stars
a matron
pockets the fluted shell
ginko moon
snapped line-
the salmon's full length
in the air
a finch at the feeder
the caged parakeet

retired engineer planting petunias precisely

silenced by a stroke her hateful tongue

temple bells a stranger blesses me
late fall
     skeleton of the tree
     on each leaf back

Author: Francine Porad
Editor: Billie Wilson


"November sunshine": "Haiku Canada" (2000)
"desert heat": "Acorn," #5 (2000)
"love poem read aloud": "Modern Haiku," XXXII:1 (2001)
"a matron": "Bare Bones" (England 1993)
"snapped line": "Woodnotes," #19 (1993)
"duet":"In Buddha's Temple" (Sept 1999, Internet)
"retired engineer": "Haiku Canada" (1989)
"silenced": "Paper Wasp," Vol 2:2 (Australia 1996)
"temple bells": "Cicada," #13, IV:4 (1989)
"late fall": "Plover," #3 (Japan, Jan/Feb 1991)


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