Creating Haiga

Haiga is created by combining an image with a haiku. I’ve only made a couple and there is usually quite a time gap between them. That means I’ve usually forgotten the process so it takes a while for me to get it right. Today, I think I just might have pulled it off . . . you be the judge.

Bonus points to anyone who recognizes the source of the photo.

The P. L. Podcast Year Two

I’m so happy to continue the podcast with this first interview. I’m pleased to have Kimiko Horne of St. Catherine’s as my guest. I hope you enjoy our chat.

LUL SciArt Evening of Poetry

On March 30th I was pleased to participate in a wonderful evening celebrating Science, Art and Poetry just as the header says. Below is a link that will give you the opportunity to see the work created for this competition and hear the words of winning community poets. You will also hear the work of accomplished poet, Alice Major. I joined former poets laureate Kim Fahner and Choe LaDuchesse. It was a wonderful evening. Enjoy:

New Poetry Published Last Month


ISSN 1833-623X


Vera Constantineau

Times Like These

times like these 
the urge to call home 
to listen to mother 
launch a story 
that would often take
hours to get through

sometimes it would be
the ones of dad
sometimes her 
memories of 
her grandparents
passed on like 
a gift that
gave and gave
of itself

like my mother
who gave of her self
with tales of other times
filling up empty spaces
pushing out loneliness
in times like these

Less and More

less than 
a sparrow
this ache 
yet so much
more than 
the stone
that marks 
the grave