Senryu : I’d rather be on Mars

A model of the Mars Exploration Rover at the Pima Air & Space Museum.

Wish I were on Mars
a lost civilization
grand discovery

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

I love science-fiction, more than partially because I’ve always wanted to be a space explorer and visit new planets and alien civilizations. Unfortunately I’ve been near-sighted since I was 6 so that dream died an early death.  And as they say, those who can’t, write!  It’s probably why my stories are fantasy or sci-fi.


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

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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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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

Haiku : spring


spring blossom budding
lull afore desert’s dog days
nature ablooming

haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Spring is a very short season here before the summer heat hits. In a few weeks what passes as winter’s cold leaves us with spring dropping by to say hello before heralding in the blasting furnace winds of our desert summer.  I love spring.


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Senryu : sleeping like a clam


clammed up in my quilt
alarm tears me from my shell
autumn dreams depart

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Chèvrefeuille challenged us to revise a classical haiku by Basho on the Ise Shima Wedding Rocks. Continue reading Senryu : sleeping like a clam

Senryu : tea


sit still a moment
good friends share the zen of tea
quiet your mind’s noise

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Sometimes slowing down allows something special to happen.

Strawberry & Cream Pockets

Today Tammy and I met near Prep & Pastries to go geocaching.  I thought P&P Continue reading Senryu : tea

Senryu : ZZZs


gotta love this life
catching z’s any ole time
purrs, free food on tap

senryu & photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Midnight gives a lecture on the important things in life: naps, good food, affection freely shared and living in the moment.

Cee challenges us to share a photograph of anyone or anything catching a few ZZZs.  Midnight was happy to oblige!



Letter Z anywhere in the word or people or animals catching some Zzz’s
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