Senryu : Missed Noah, a cracked tale

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Where is Noah’s ark?
No North Pole pick up service
Icebergs and snow drifts

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Heard Noah’s Ark would take us down south to warmer climates. Rumor was it was going to rain for 40 days and 40 nights — I wish! It’s been snowing here like always.

Yeah, the drifts get a little high but that’s usual this time of year. Ocean is rising a bit too but that’s just making the fishing easier, right, Bear?

I sure wish we could find that boat! I heard it was warm and cozy there with all the animals’ body heat in the hull.

The ark probably couldn’t make it past the icebergs. Kayaks are better for these waters.

Oh well, we better go meet up with the unicorns. They said they found a nice cave that the yeti’s agreed to share. Okay, guys, one more cup of coffee and we can get going.

—————- So ends another cracked tale

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second life photo by M. LaFreniere, avatar Kayla Woodrunner
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13 thoughts on “Senryu : Missed Noah, a cracked tale”

    1. Me too! I always how the 40days/40nights of rain would work up on the north and south pole and figured it would’ve snowed a lot.

      Although down here in Arizona, I do wish for the occasional snow because you think of it as pretty when you never get any. When I lived in Japan for a couple years, I got over wishing for snow after the second snowfall, lol.

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    1. That is very true! Doesn’t the melted snow water fill the rivers come spring? Here in the desert our riverbeds are dry pretty much year round except during the monsoon season which is like a few weeks during the summer.

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  1. I love this prose poem and the conversational style that draws me into it. I like the undertones, the gentle warnings of a climate change apocalypse: ‘Rumor was it was going to rain for 40 days and 40 nights — I wish! It’s been snowing here like always’ and ‘Yeah, the drifts get a little high but that’s usual this time of year. Ocean is rising a bit too’.

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  2. kaykuala

    They said they found a nice cave
    that the yeti’s agreed to share.

    There seems to be a lot of comradeship among them, animals included. It would be nice!

    Hank

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    1. Yes, I agree, it would be nice. Hopefully if the end of the world is coming, people and animals help each other — either that, or they’ll eat each other. Could go either way. But I’m an optimist, crosses my fingers.

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  3. So where did Noah get the Koala bears???? Fairy tale!

    A Christian website states this.

    “Skeptics paint a picture of Noah going to countries remote from the Middle East to gather animals such as kangaroos and koalas from Australia, and kiwis from New Zealand. However, the Bible states that the animals came to Noah; he did not have to round them up (Genesis 6:20). God apparently caused the animals to come to Noah. The Bible does not state how this was done.
    We also do not know what the geography of the world was like before the flood. If there was only one continent at that time, then questions of getting animals from remote regions to the ark are not relevant”

    So according to this website, the Koala’s SWAM to the Middle East???
    They also state we don’t know what the geography was like. Sayyyy whaaat????? We do! I was just like it is now, especially since creationist think the Earth is only 6000 years old. If we want to discuss the singular land mass known as Pangaea, well that separated into different continents 200 million years ago!

    Are we saying Noah took ‘ a three hour cruise, a threee hour cruise where the weather started getting rough, the big ole ship was tossed, if not for the courage of its fearless crew, 8 million species would be lost.
    The ships aground on the shore of this Mount Ariat blah blah blah.
    Yah, GILLIGAN would have had better odds with this trick.

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    1. hmmm, how much coffee did you drink today? Just wondering

      Oh! I was supposed to go to the ark’s location to get a ride? Maybe that’s how the alligator got up at the north pole — poor guy, he probably got lost.That’s ok. We have a nice cave. We’ll keep the alligator and the monkey warm until summer gets here and they can travel south. No way is Gilligan coming up here to give them a ride. He’s stuck in the south pacific somewhere. If it weren’t for the raining forty days, I’d want to join him but down there things got a little flooded. I am a little worried about his crew.

      Meantime, lay off the coffee! It’s making you crazy!

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