Senryu : parachute bridal gown


World War Two bride’s dress
parachute silk — blushing gal
survivor’s love gift

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Thinking about time.  This dress, because it was made of parachute silk came from a specific time in history.  During WWII, silk was a rare commodity because much of it was used for parachutes.

A GI presenting his fiancee with his parachute was not just giving her silk so that she could create a bridal gown.  The parachute may have saved his life so that he could come back to marry, a precious memento of his surviving when so many did not.

I saw this today at the Pima Air & Space museum.


The Pima Air & Space Museum
6000 E Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ 85706

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Tuesday photo challenge
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Senryu : aging wrinkles


aging, my back hurts
super highs, crashing angst smoothed
wrinkles, silvered, good

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Yeah, my back hurts.  My eyes are going; my hearing fading.

I remember my 20’s.  The spiraling highs.  Egads, the energy!  Running, dancing, Continue reading Senryu : aging wrinkles

Senryu : dreaming


dreaming of a poem
struggling for that perfect phrase
reaching — nooo! — it’s gone

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere


Entering a poem is to enter a dreamscape.  Random unrelated bits float, Continue reading Senryu : dreaming

Tanka : xaeaxed?


a study proved this
your friends have more friends than you
friendship paradox
predicts, slows epidemics
does not matter who? xaeaxed!

tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Continue reading Tanka : xaeaxed?

Senryu : change & ambition


aspirations shift
evolving as they mature
goals attained branch out

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

First off, I apologize to anyone who got pingbacks from me today from when I updated the posts I exported from  I did not realize the pingbacks would retrigger when they were updated in their Continue reading Senryu : change & ambition

Senryu : conversations

my first photo with Jhan. I wasn’t not that good at SL photography back then. This was taken on the fly.

good conversations
quiet, sharing histories
builds a new friendship

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Jhan became my first Second Life friend back in January 2015 when this photo Continue reading Senryu : conversations

Senryu : finally


finally year ends
death is not what you expect
love endures beyond

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Mom passed away March 2017.  I am writing about her for my brother, sister and their children.  Mom was not one to talk about herself but sometimes driving to Continue reading Senryu : finally

Senryu : dawn


May your dawning New Year shine bright

fresh dawn, farewell night
New Year’s brings promise, firm goals
revelry and smiles

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Honestly today when I woke up, I Continue reading Senryu : dawn