Month: January 2018

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Senryu : arcade memories

2+ arcade memories Pacman, Mario Brothers walking hand in hand senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere   Remember the arcade? Quarters jingling in your pocket?  Okay, maybe it was crumpled dollars, lol. I’m feeling nostalgic because […]

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Senryu : mirror

2+ Reflections mirror in their eyes reflecting only distortions like so many lies the vision that they see must be of someone else, not me by M. Nakazato LaFreniere poem and image done when I […]

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Senryu : insomnia

3+ sleep deprivation a night without dreams ; eyes closed revenant’s body senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere been having a problem getting to sleep lately so …. References: Sunday Writing Prompt #239 “It’s All in […]

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Tanka : cherita

2+

inscrutable word
prompt says write a Cherita
what the heck is that?
sounds like a cigar or drink
poem form evolved from tanka

tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

once upon a time, or so the story goes
Leiana, a royal guard of the deep, doing a usual patrol
saw movement deep within a cave

of course, she had to investigate
a large pile of bones had grown out of the blue

oh dear, myriad baby krakens skittered away from mama’s provisions

cherita terbalik by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

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Senryu : old

2+

backstamp, overstamp
two American companies
pretty lil creamer

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Another thrift store find.  This time a vintage creamer.  The backstamp is interesting to me as it shows two companies.  The top one is Cunningham & Pickett, Inc. of Alliance, Ohio

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Senryu : arsenic

2+

such a pretty green
candies, wallpaper and paint
too bad it kills you

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Arsenic is everywhere: in the air, in the soil, in water and food.  You have arsenic in your body.  It’s a fact of life.  However, arsenic in certain forms and above a certain quantity kills.  So arsenic giving a brilliant emerald hue in a wallpaper won’t kill.  But mix that wallpaper

The sick child by Edward Munch, 1907 (used Paris Green pigment, aka emerald green aka Schweinfurter Grün). Munch painted this after it was known that the green wallpaper contained arsenic which had killed children in the late 1880s.

with a damp British climate and add the ensuing growth of fungus, this combination results in the arsenic  expelled as a poisonous arsine gas