senryu : song

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song tapping my mind
lyrics bubbling through the pen
who can add the notes

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

11:58 pm — cutting it close so posting it and finishing it after.

ok, now to finish.  I think it’s natural for poets to write lyrics because that’s all Continue reading senryu : song

Senryu : of mice and movies

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no sneaking at night
mice are going to the moon
making a rocket

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

 

McGuffy’s Reader showed a cool you-tube short so I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. Continue reading Senryu : of mice and movies

Tanka : boots

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give me all your best
no lies, don’t be a-messin’
something you call love
keep playing, we’ll be burning
these boots were made for falling

tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Mandibelle16 challenged us to create something using Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots Were Made For Walking.  I loved that song as a teenager — still love it.  The whole tough chick story is cool.  But I am also a romantic  so this is the sequel because she found “a brand new box of matches.” Continue reading Tanka : boots

Senryu : ice music

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people pray for cold
keep constant minus 5 C
least the concert melts

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Playing on ice instruments has it’s hazards.  Primarily the heat from the audience Continue reading Senryu : ice music

Senryu : arcade memories

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arcade memories
Pacman, Mario Brothers
walking hand in hand

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

 

Remember the arcade? Quarters jingling in your pocket?  Okay, maybe it was crumpled dollars, lol.

I’m feeling nostalgic because I walked through New Brighton in Second Life today and it had an arcade with a Pacman, not to mention a carousel outside.  I used to love that game! In Arizona, we don’t have a pier so when I was a teen, our arcades were at the mall.  I remember the walls were black, a perfect foil for the bright machines. Good thing I drive better in real life than I did in there — I used to hit every obstacle on the screen just about and go careening of the road on the curves, lol.

If you have the time, write a quick ode, limerick, haiku, essay, whatever to your favorite game and do a pingback or drop a link in the comments. It’ll be a fun read.

Arcade (music from the Man of Steel movie) played on the piano by Akmigone

 

Senryu : mermaid’s singing

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walk the universe
I hear the mermaids singing
too many brandies!

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Today on Tuesday Platform, Sanaa Rizvi offered up Anthony Hopkins reciting The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Continue reading Senryu : mermaid’s singing

Tanka : xaeaxed?

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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

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Senryu : 2017 into 2018

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two thousand seventeen
one year dances out, next in
two thousand eighteen

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

luckily 2017 has exactly 5 syllables but it did make for a very short haiku

Love this video.  A few days ago, airport employees left their desks and broke out into dance to end the year much to the surprise of the people still in line. Now you know why they tell you you have to check in an hour early!

I love musicals so seeing people break out in song in real life in mundane Continue reading Senryu : 2017 into 2018

Senryu : I’m late

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poor little robo
lamb gazes curiously
Mary is no help

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

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