Senryu : finally

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finally year ends
death is not what you expect
love endures beyond

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Mom passed away March 2017.  I am writing about her for my brother, sister and their children.  Mom was not one to talk about herself but sometimes driving to Continue reading Senryu : finally

Senryu : dawn

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May your dawning New Year shine bright

fresh dawn, farewell night
New Year’s brings promise, firm goals
revelry and smiles

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Honestly today when I woke up, I Continue reading Senryu : dawn

Senryu : quotidian

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quotidian things
tea, brownies, a vintage plate
life’s simple pleasures

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Senryu : 2017 into 2018

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two thousand seventeen
one year dances out, next in
two thousand eighteen

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

luckily 2017 has exactly 5 syllables but it did make for a very short haiku

Love this video.  A few days ago, airport employees left their desks and broke out into dance to end the year much to the surprise of the people still in line. Now you know why they tell you you have to check in an hour early!

I love musicals so seeing people break out in song in real life in mundane Continue reading Senryu : 2017 into 2018

Senryu : I’m late

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poor little robo
lamb gazes curiously
Mary is no help

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Senryu : stocking

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stockings filled with love
presents opened; ooohs and ahhs
warm hearth, hugs and nog

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Merry Christmas everybody!

And here is a gift for you.  Carpe Diem Haiku Kai put together Christmas Stockings, an ebook of holiday poems using Japanese poetry forms.  And guess what!  One of my poems is in the book.  You can download it for free here — it’s in the right-hand column. What are you waiting for?  Go, go, go!  (laughing)

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