Author: MNL

Senryu : Gremlin’s Journey


Gremlin Special crashed
mountain hid behind the clouds
only three survived

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

note: running out of time, almost midnight so no pic.  Was hoping to find a government one since it was a big event at the time but no luck on the National Archives catalog although I found a few WWII gremlin posters

Reading K Versus’s post about gremlins, I learned that during WWII pilots thought the little monsters were sent by their enemy to muck up the works.  The government even created propaganda posters against them.

Looking up gremlins, I came across this crash/survival story:

On May 13, 1945, a group of 24 military folks, mostly from the Maintenance Division, took an afternoon sightseeing trip over Baliem Valley in Western Papua Guinea on Gremlin Special,a Douglas C-47 Skytrain.  At that time, the maps marked the area unknown and the valley was nicknamed The Hidden Valley. 

senryu : friendsgiving


friends’ food gathering
turkey, pies, potatoes, greens

cheers to knowing you

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Went to a friendsgiving today and am so stuffed that I am dragging — ready for a nap. So today, no pic, just a quick senryu.

The friendsgiving was awesome. Old friends caught up, new friends were made.  Chatting, eating and sharing; what’s not to love.  Loved the outdoor fireplace too because Arizona night is getting a little chilly in my short-sleeve cotton shirt at 68°F (20°C).

For those who may not know:  Friendsgiving is celebrated just before or right after Thanksgiving, or even occasionally right on Thanksgiving. My first one in

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senryu : my sister & I

2+ my sister and I five and three, so little then wonder what we thought senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere My sister sounded like she didn’t have this photograph so I went searching through mom’s […]

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Senryu : Doors

1+ storming, seas rising light beckons beyond the door no humans allowed senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere   References: Weekend Mini-Challenge: Doors Imagined By Brendan MacOdrum imaginary garden with real toads

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Senryu : My Cat Pinkie

2+ still sleepy, she purrs Pinkie likes to be petted — just not while napping senryu & photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere References: Animal Senryu / Haiku / Tanka Challenge