Cat Haiku & Feline Fridays : Teddy

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visiting Carol
Teddy claims the laptop bag —
purring, “no leaving!”

senryu & photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

 

 

References: 

Weekly Cat Haiku Challenge

Feline Fridays

(10/28/17 Note:  geez, I have a bad memory.  Just realized I wrote another haiku on 10/13/17 that had the exact same first two lines (same pic, of course) and I didn’t even remember that until 7 hours later.  It was for another challenge for “whiskers”.  Can’t believe I forgot!)

Wk 2: Come Join Cat Senryu / Haiku / Tanka Challenge: Post yours in comments

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Hi everyone!

Thanks everybody for joining last week! check it out in the comments
Wk 1: Come Join Cat Senryu / Haiku / Tanka Challenge

We had six people participate last week.  Their haiku were fun and I loved the cat pics.  Theynine’s pic was in the comments but you could view the cat pics of 25more and Vivian by clicking their links. Darrell posted a video link too. Joann visited from the Facebook senryu group to post hers and ealscw was kind enough to post their son’s poem.  I love the cat haikus and hope you did too.

Here’s the challenge:
Week 2: Write a cat haiku!

Rules of Engagement:

Topic: Cat  (any cat)

Duration:  One week (10/14/17 – 10/21/17)

Poetic form:  Haiku, senryu or tanka

Syllable counts:  Traditional: either 5-7-5 or 5-7-5-7-7 just to make the form recognizable.

Anything else:  Nope, you don’t have to follow other traditions like kiru (abrupt change of imagery), kireji (cutting word or punctuation), or kigo (seasonal reference).  Don’t want to add a lot rules

Where:  In the comments below, paste the link to your cat haiku post.  Pingbacks are also great.  Also in the comments if you want, paste the haiku/senryu/tanka and add a url for the cat image with it (as long as you own the copyright or it is copyright free). Images are not mandatory but a poem is.

For the images of the first five people to include the image url in the comments with their poem, as long as the image is less than 150pixels length or width, I think I can make the image url you post in the comments show  by handcoding the img src html when I moderate. WordPress only allows the blog owner to add img src html into the comments.

Comments are moderated so it may take up to 24 hours to show.
If you are commenting on someone else’s entry, be nice.

Looking forward to seeing everybody’s contributions!

 

 

Cat Senryu : Whiskers

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visiting Carol
Teddy claims the laptop bag
purrs, whiskers happy

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

In researching doing challenges (in preparation for doing a cat haiku challenge), I came across Lost in Translation’s Photo Challenge.  While her challenge is for a month, she puts out several words people can choose from in responding to the challenge.

Her theme choices for October are:

  • mountainous
  • whiskers
  • crumbling
  • spanning
  • immaculate

No surprise, I chose whiskers.  My photo is Teddy, Carol’s cat.

Whiskers
Thursday’s Special: Pick a word in October – Y2
Lost in Translation

Daily Haiku / Senryu : Tame

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Pinkie is not tamed
snarling, biting a close hand
warning done, she purrs

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

I admit Pinkie is schizoid.  When she was a kitten, she once brought home a baby rattlesnake.  Scared mom who killed it right away.

When you try to pet Pinkie she doesn’t know whether she should bite you or purr so she does both.  She prefers to be petted with your foot.  Crazy cat. But if you’re sick, she’ll lie by you all day, keeping you company without complaining.  That’s when she knows exactly what to do.

Tame
Daily Prompts
The Daily Post

Daily Haiku / Senryu : Superficial

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Superficial pics
flashing selfies across the ‘net
me?  nah.  my cats!  click!

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Now British researchers have even created code that can turn your selfie into a 3d model which they are giving away.  More than half a million people have uploaded their pic to the demo site to view a 3d version before it gets deleted.

You want to try it?  Upload your selfie here.   I don’t have one (seriously camera shy) but I had one of me when I was a toddler and this is what was generated:

And you can use your mouse to spin it around:

Okay, maybe now I’m tempted to take a selfie 🙂

 

References:

This Algorithm Turns Your Selfies Into 3D Models by Katharine Schwab, on Co.Design, September 18, 2017

3D Face Reconstruction from a Single Image: Online Demo by Aaron S. Jackson, Adrian Bulat, Vasileios Argyriou and Georgios Tzimiropoulos at the Computer Vision Laboratory, The University of Nottingham, September 7, 2017

Superficial
Daily Prompts
The Daily Post

Cat photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

3d images generated by 3D Face Reconstruction demo, taken with Gyazo