Rouzy-bouzy night

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Rouzy-bouzy night
weekend’s cusp, hangin’ with mates
Thank God it’s Friday!

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Awshape me!
Scribble it! challenge to use one or more from a list of forgotten words about to stage a come-back
Imaginary Garden with Real Toads

Open Link Night
poetry, free choice
dVerse Poets Pub

Photograph in Second Life by M. Nakazato LaFreniere, avatar Kayla Woodrunner. No cats were harmed in the making of the picture.

Heeding Haiku: on the river, a travel haibun

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missed river ferry
Rie and I lost for a day
peaceful Buddha glows

senryu and photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Within Wat Pho, a giant reclining Buddha gazes sleepily down upon pilgrims and tourists as Buddha.

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Daily Haiku / Senryu: Autumn

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rich autumn harvest
squash dressed in tangerine and gold
hungry! pumpkin pie?

what can I say?  the photo makes me hungry.  I can smell nutmeg, cinnamon and butter when I see that big pumpkin

maybe I should have wrote:

nutmeg, cinnamon
buttered autumn aroma
pie season’s arrived!

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere
photo by DHBogucki  (thank you for letting me use it!)

If you have time, check out his writing.  I love this poem: I Want to Rest on Your Nightstand

Challenges:

JNW’s Halloween Challenge – Autumn, October 17

 

Senryu : Tuesday Platform : The Highwayman

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Dovedale by Moonlight circa 1785 by Joseph Wright of Derby, oil on canvas

sweet voice sings sadness
of love waiting, death’s warning
highwayman’s parting

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

The Tuesday Platform shared a beautiful haunting song for the poetry challenge: The Highwayman sung by Loreena McKennit. I highly recommend a listen.  It’s a sad song though.  Alfred Noyes wrote the poem in 1906.

 

Dovedale by Moonlight painting by Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), oil on canvas, circa 1785, via Wikimedia Commons

Ronovan Weekly / Haibun Monday : Lake & Calm / Water

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calm lake’s loveliness
volcano rumbles on top
aww, shit! car won’t start

senryu and photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Ages ago, Rie and I drove up to Mt. Aso in a little white car. I had just learned to Continue reading Ronovan Weekly / Haibun Monday : Lake & Calm / Water