Senryu : a flower by any other smell is still a flower

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don’t know dead body’s smell
smells like manure aroma
ten year’s first blossom

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

I stood in line for more than an hour to enter the butterfly room which housed Continue reading Senryu : a flower by any other smell is still a flower

Senryu : corpse flower

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corpse flower, please bloom
we all are watching. Don’t be shy!
live feed streamed worldwide

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Live video feed of the corpse at the Tucson Botanical Garden. It only blooms after 10 years and for about 24-36 hours. If you go to the you-tube feed, people are commenting live while they wait. It is going to bloom any minute — hence the live feed. It’s real name is Amorphophallus Titanum. I’d tell you what that means but we’re PG, lol. (I knew that would make you run to your latin dictionary!)

The Garden hope to pollinate it within the short blooming window.  Every once Continue reading Senryu : corpse flower

Haibun: Rattlesnake Bridge

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Whale swallowed Jonah
We walk through a viper’s mouth
Tucson’s Rattlesnake Bridge

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

I took some more pics of the bridge if you’d like to see them at Arizona Mary Photos.

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Haibun: Elf Owl

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So tiny, no bigger than a sparrow, the elf owl flees other owls who would eat it in one bite.  It’s big round eyes remind me of Harry Potter glasses.  I’d like to see one one day but not in my backyard.  My cat doesn’t understand why I prefer she sticks with catfood and not dine on local birds.

elf owl flying nights
wee bird hiding in cactus
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