Senryu: The water nymph & Mozart

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enjoying Mozart
water nymph stopped unbeknownst
music reeled her in

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

References:

Weekly Haiku – Senryu Prompt Challenge – 12 – Enjoying & Water
Rambling of a Writer

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Senryu: Home

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mansions don’t matter
four walls, doors, windows, and you
home, where the heart is

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

second life photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere, avatar Kayla Woodrunner

S. Lynn’s Knight prompt: Home
Haiku This
Haiku Hub on Medium
Originally published on Medium @cactushaiku

Fashion me your words ~ Lets build houses
Imaginary garden with real toads

Tanka: Fragments of a song

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a music snippet
shatters the fluttering dream
broken notes float by
fractured headless horse awaits
splintered flowers crack love’s hope

tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Reference:

Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Challenge
Write a 5-line poem with 5 words from a list of “fragment”synonym
or write a 5-sentence story to a photo prompt

photograph in second life by M. Nakazato LaFreniere, avatar Kayla Woodrunner

Daily Haiku / Senryu : Recreate

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recreate new lives
imagination runs wild
real hearts beat beneath
haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

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Haiku : Shimmering sunsets, senryu and wild geese

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lingering sunset
luscious memories shimmer
even as they fade

haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Georgia told me about the Daily Post putting out a daily prompt each day.  A single word to kickoff people’s creativity.  I thought I’d give it a shot but as a daily haiku or senryu.  Or I might do a tanka which is 5-7-5-7-7 so five lines.

I loved Salad Anniversary by Machi Tawara (got it when I taught English in Japan in my 20s).  At age 25, she revitalized the tanka when her poetry captured modern love and life in sharp bites as her emotions pingpong from joy to sorrow.

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