Senryu : brilliant

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railcar, blank canvas
stories told in brilliant hues
street alley treasures

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

These railcars were in the lot behind the Continue reading Senryu : brilliant

Senryu : forlorn

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forlorn in junkyard
discovered, hauled to Tucson
tools, love and rebirth

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

trolleys in stages of renovation

The murals (I haven’t shown you yet, lol) turns out to be in the backyard of the Old Pueblo Trolley, an operating transit museum.  It’s free to visit and it’s amazing, filled with old buses, trolleys and even a couple of antique cars.  They Continue reading Senryu : forlorn

Senryu : dawn

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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

Senryu : Shichi-Go-San Day, November 15th

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shichi-go-san day
age 3, 5, 7, celebrate
my first kimono

senryu and photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

I took this picture in Oita on Shichi-go-san day.  A father with his daughter and I imagine the grandmother praying at the shrine.

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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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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