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© 2018 by Linda Laino Words + Pictures. 

January 22, 2018

  Passing Song

(collection of Lauren Linowitz)

"Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?"~ David Attenborough
 

     Is there anyone who doesn't adore bir...

December 12, 2017

I wrote this poem at the VCCA Le Moulin à Nef art residency in southern France, summer, 2016. My beautiful, light-filled studio faced the Garonne River.

I sit with the sound of

rain that isn’t

rain its plinky symphony

keeping time with the

rhythm of my pulse

The fish bubble...

November 17, 2017

I am told

I have a sad face

it is a fact

even when I don’t feel

particularly so

everyone used to say it

why do you look so sad?

the constant inquiry as a child

Once I was given a bear

I called “Honey”

with the same eyes

the same expression

he is sad like you

said the gifter

I loved...

September 30, 2017

 Photo: Linda Laino

This haibun first appeared in Life in 10 Minutes Blog, and was subsequently published in Nine Lives: A Life in 10 Minutes Anthology.

    He was the bad boy of my youth. Every woman had one didn’t she? The boy who exuded a certain sex appeal, who we fe...

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