Haiku : Spring (2)


billowy breezes
look! flower buds opening
March shooing Spring in

haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

A couple months ago on Entertain, I tried a screen recording in Second Life of my avatar doing a ballet with the sound of the rain happening on that sim.

Today I tried a screen recording again, this time within Photoshop to record a tutorial for that word “Spring” up above, putting a photograph in the word.  It Continue reading Haiku : Spring (2)

Haiku : spring


spring blossom budding
lull afore desert’s dog days
nature ablooming

haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Spring is a very short season here before the summer heat hits. In a few weeks what passes as winter’s cold leaves us with spring dropping by to say hello before heralding in the blasting furnace winds of our desert summer.  I love spring.


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Senryu : of mice and movies


no sneaking at night
mice are going to the moon
making a rocket

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere


McGuffy’s Reader showed a cool you-tube short so I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. Continue reading Senryu : of mice and movies

Tanka : letter


dear Hana-ogi
you studied poems, koto
what do you wish for?
calligraphy inks poems
sad life confined by beauty

tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

I added about 1/3 blank area for my poem but the rest of it is an Utamaro print. My apologies to those who love Utamaro.

The original of the ukiyo-e above is by Kitagawa Utamaro from his 高名美人六家撰 (Famous Beauties from 6 Best Houses) series. At the time it was illegal to have Continue reading Tanka : letter