First published in Woodnotes #29, Summer 1996, page 51.
Extended Wings: Haiku and Tanka by Francine Porad. Vandina Press, 1996, 26 pages, hand-sewn paperback, 4¼ by 3½ inches. $4.00 plus $1.00 postage from the author at Vandina Press, 6944 SE 33rd, Mercer Island, Washington, 98040-3324 [address no longer correct]. A small collection of haiku, senryu, and tanka selected by Ruby Spriggs and arranged by Connie Hutchinson, Extended Wings is a departure for Francine because of its small size. Here’s one sample from the 26 poems mostly printed one to a page:
rising to receive
a standing ovation
the blind pianist