Francine Porad

Inspired by Francine's paintings, and wrote
some tanka and haiku for them:




to know the storm #2

entering the beauty
of scarlet sea flowers
i leave myself,
the storm in my mind
all but floats away



to know the storm #4

the waves' spray
cool the churning storm inside ...
dark visages run away



to know the storm #5

this royal lavender cloth
a center of calm
where winds dash the sea



without end #1

through the water's suface
fish below, gulls above,
the noon sun rising



without end #5

storm's end
you jog ahead in the sand
i pocket pieces
of myself and whatever
the sea brought in

Carmen Sterba

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Francine Porad
Carmen's Selections

Pamela A. Babusci

Jerry Ball

Marjorie Buettner

Darrell Byrd

Yu Chang

Tom Clausen

Carlos Colon

Paul Conneally

Connie Donleycott

Carol 'Blackbird' Edson

Jeanne Emrich

Gerald England

Stanford M.Forrester

Garry Gay

Ferris Gilli

Raffael de Gruttola

Yvonne Hardenbrook

Christopher Herold

Dorothy Howard

Connie Hutchison

Winifred Jaeger

Betty Kaplan

Karen Klein

Karina Klesko

Joann Klontz

Elizabeth Searle Lamb

Peggy Willis Lyles


Mary Lee McClure

Michael McClintock

Robert Major

Paul David Mena

Paul Miller

Marlene Mountain

Marian Olson

Tom Painting

Doris Pearson

Elbert Pruitt

Joan Reeves

Bruce Ross

Carmen Sterba

John Stevenson

Alan Summers

George Swede

Hilary Tann

Cindy Tebo

Doris Thurston

Serge Tome

Max Verhart

Michael Dylan Welch

Billie Wilson

Ruth Yarrow

Cindy Zackowitz


a renga collection:

with Ruby Spriggs

with Yvonne Hardenbrook

with Marlene Mountain


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