Daily Haiku / Senryu : Penchant

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penchant for rhyming
though hard to do when climbing
droll haiku timing
                       haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

who said haiku couldn’t rhyme?  laughing, ok, have to agree, it is a silly haiku.  Sometimes though a poem just can’t help but rhyme.

References:

Penchant
Daily Prompts
The Daily Post

Photo:  Cat by wilkernet
@ Pixabay

font: Kitten Swash by Zetafonts
@ DaFont

Daily haiku / senryu : Disobey

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disobey the rules
blind sheep serve inhumane laws;
sitting down turns tides

haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Many people made this world a better place.  Some made history.  Some became footnotes but are important nonetheless. Pay homage to your hero/heroine. Write a poem, name one, or two or a few in the comments.

References:

Disobey
Daily Prompts
The Daily Post

Photos:

Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

Aung San Suu Kyi
from Profile: Aung San Suu Kyi on BBC News, Dec. 5, 2016

Claudette Colvin
Before Rosa Parks, There Was Claudette Colvin by Dr. Dean Chavers, Indian Country Today, December 29, 2016

Emmeline Pankhurst
photo taken July 15, 1858
How did suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst help attain votes for women?, The Telegraph, July 15, 2016

Amazon: books on people who refused to move to make a stand.  Henry David Thoreau’s essay Civil Disobedience is a landmark classic.


Gandhi: An Autobiography – The Story of My Experiments With Truth

Freedom from Fear: And Other Writings by Aung San Suu Kyi

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice (YA)

My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst

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 : Peculiar

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peculiar crowd
barnum and bailey presents:
avid spectators

by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

References:

Peculiar
Daily Prompts
The Daily Post

1899 Poster: Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth: The Peerles Prodigies of Physical Phenomena and Great Presentation of Marvelous Living Human Curiousities, Cincinnati & New York : The Strobridge Litho. Co., 1899, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
https://www.loc.gov/item/95501056/

On Amazon, a book on circuses and some poster reproductions in a book, on stamps, and as a poster


The Greatest Shows on Earth: A History of the Circus (book)

Sheet of 2014 Vintage Circus Posters USA stamps

American Circus Posters (18 poster reproductions in a book)

12″x16″ reproduced Barnum & Bailey Acrobat & Trapeze women artists art print

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 : Overcome

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overcome with heat
quick! an iced margarita
arizona crisis

        haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

 

References:

Overcome
Daily Prompts
The Daily Post

Photograph merger of 2 photographs:

  • Margarita glass and table By Jon Sullivan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
  • Sky by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Books at Amazon: Cocktail books, a collection of essays and a margarita maker


Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist

A Spot at the Bar: Welcome to the Everleigh: The Art of Good Drinking in Three Hundred Recipes

3-Ingredient Cocktails: An Opinionated Guide to the Most Enduring Drinks in the Cocktail Canon

The 12 Bottle Bar: A Dozen Bottles. Hundreds of Cocktails. A New Way to Drink.

Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki

101 Margaritas

Midlife Margaritas: Stories from Women Who Made It to the Other Side of 40 and Rocked It

Nostalgia Electrics MSB64 64-Ounce Margarita and Slush Maker

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 : Crescendo

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a song’s crescendo
it’s the ascent, not the peak,
forging the spirit

haiku & photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

References:

Crescendo
Daily Prompts
The Daily Post

Sport’s Day, Oita City, Japan by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Amazon: Some music with crescendo highlights


Celibidache Conducts Bruckner: Symphony No. 4

Boulez Conducts Ravel: Bolero / La valse / Rapsodie Espagnole / Alborada del Gracioso / Daphnis et Chloe (Suite No. 2)

Pines of Rome / Fountains of Rome conducted by Rizzi

Hot Space by Queen, song Under Pressure

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 : Finite

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though we meet daily
every time is the first time
each moment finite

haiku and photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

 

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