Daily Haiku / Senryu : Pamper

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mind focused, writing
suddenly a claw taps me
“pamper me,” cat says

haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Midnight sometimes jumps up on the chair next to me.  Lightly extending his claws, he’ll tap me gently on the leg to catch my attention when he wants me to pet him.  Having enough, he’ll jump down, curl up on my feet and take a nap.

References:

Pamper
Daily Prompts
The Daily Post

Photograph by myself, using a Nikon D3400, automatic focus and flash.  Really hard to take Midnight’s photo as he keeps moving his head.  He is affectionate, wanting to be caressed, hand running down his fur; not photographed.  He loves the camera strap; his head dipping down as his paw swings at the strap.

Cats and cameras on Amazon:


Nikon D3400 w/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Red)
by Nikon

How to Take Beautiful Pictures of Your Cat: A Step-by-Step Guide to Cat Photography

Dancing with Cats

I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats

I’ve been accepted as an Amazon affiliate. Last month I got my first “buy”. Haven’t gotten a second one yet. Still I’m happy. The first buy means they’ll review your site and officially accept you and I got accepted! Now, I’ll usually get a percentage if someone buys something by clicking a link — for books it’s 4.5%. Amazon disclosure: “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.”

Daily Haiku / Senryu : Irrelevant

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irrelevant Trump
corporations jumping ship
none like a bully

Note on Senryu: Senryu actually has a long history of political activism — one of the reasons it was published anonymously because some of the things the poems reported could get you imprisoned or your head chopped off.  This is a nod to those antecedents.

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Daily Haiku / Senryu : Crumb

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anticipation!
magnificent cake plattered —
mournful crumb remains

Awaiting sooo long!
And then in seconds, it’s gone!
That’s the problem with ….

haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Laughing, I couldn’t resist leaving it open.  You fill in the the blank!

References:

Crumb
Daily Prompts
The Daily Post

Crumb photo by modi74 on Pixabay.com

Grandbaby Cakes

I couldn’t resist looking up the cake cookbooks on Amazon.  Food porn!  laughing.  I also found one called Grandbaby Cakes.  Turns out, the Grandbaby Cakes blog writer, Jocelyn, learned baking from her grandmom.  Her latest recipe, Crispy Skillet Garlic Chicken, looks to die for. I have got to try it.


Cake Magic!: Mix & Match Your Way to 100 Amazing Combinations

American Cake: From Colonial Gingerbread to Classic Layer, the Stories and Recipes Behind More Than 125 of Our Best-Loved Cakes

Simply Beautiful Homemade Cakes: Extraordinary Recipes and Easy Decorating Techniques

Grandbaby Cakes: Modern Recipes, Vintage Charm, Soulful Memories

I’ve been accepted as an Amazon affiliate. Last month I got my first “buy”. Haven’t gotten a second one yet. Still I’m happy. The first buy means they’ll review your site and officially accept you and I got accepted! Now, I’ll usually get a percentage if someone buys something by clicking a link — for books it’s 4.5%. Amazon disclosure: “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.”

Daily Post / Haiku : Tentative

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write out a new dream
look! I have a follower
tentative hope dawns

haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

When you first start something that’s different from your family or friend’s lifepaths, it’s hard.  Unintentionally, they discourage you by either treating it Continue reading Daily Post / Haiku : Tentative