Senryu : filaments of frustration


Furious fidelity
Filaments of frustration
Facinorous flam

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Just a fun senryu.  Who wouldn’t want to write an ode to “filaments of frustration”?

new word for me:
facinorous : atrociously wicked

Filaments of frustration
April Writing Prompts
Putting My Feet in the Dirt

And this page came in useful:
The Phrontistery

Senryu : inchoate


Inchoate chaos
very many things to learn
beginnings are fun

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

I love that word: inchoate; that lovely scrambly feeling when you’re just beginning.  Where will the road lead? Look! A faroff goal with no dots connecting here and there yet.  Oh, no that’s not it.  Maybe it’s over there. Who wants the journey planned out before they start? I love unexpected discoveries.  Still Plan B should be packed; in case things go wrong.  Sometimes, you end up on Plan Z.  That’s ok too.


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Senryu : rattlesnake


jumped out, took his pic
rattlesnake crossing the road
got mad, hissed at me!

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere






I think he just ate because he was bulging a bit in the middle.

The flash put a funny black line under him.  I took one without the flash, just the light from the car but he’s fuzzy in this one.  Boy, did he hate the flash!  Don’t blame him as it’s pretty late at night and must have startled him.

I’ll probably go back and fix the flash ones — they are too light but wanted to get these up before midnight so they are straight from my camera.

First time I’ve seen a rattlesnake outside a zoo.  Scarey but cool. I am sooo happy I brought along my telephoto lens.  Tammy said you see all kinds of things geocaching.

photography by M. LaFreniere, all rights reserved  — not that the photographs are great but still.

Tanka : wedding dress


I love these title challenges from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie.  She asks you to make a poem or story from one of these:

The Last Rose of Babylon
The Underground Flamingo
A Very Auspicious Accident
The Eidolon and the Wardrobe
My Grandmother’s Wedding Dress
Sealed with a Curse
Compassion: Gift of the Suffering Heart
The Day the Willows Shrieked
My Incessant Valentine
The Unmaking of a Dream

So, of course, I reach for something in  haiku/senryu formL

The day Willow shrieked
“My Grandmother’s Wedding Dress”
Sealed with a Curse

hmmm, but I see a story here. So let’s start again. The story line: what happens when an old flame who never gave up shows at the wedding, pouring red wine on white satin…

The day Willow shrieked
“My Grandmother’s Wedding Dress”
Sealed with a Curse
My Incessant Valentine
The Unmaking of a Dream

Eidolon hushed her
an auspicious accident
a quick wardrobe change
she floats down the aisle in pink
The Last Rose of Babylon

the old flame storms off, foiled again.  It’s no fun when dreams of revenge end in sweetness and light.

I do like a happy ending, don’t you?



Sunday Writing Prompt “It’s All in the Title”
Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie

senryu and tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Senryu : goddess


goddess worship clade
mystical crone, mother, maid
vibrant, bright as blades

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere



#194 Worship&Goddess
Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge

second life photograph by M. LaFreniere, avatar Kayla Woodrunner

font:  Daily Routine by Nick Dijsselbloem, on

This looked interesting on Amazon

Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines
Scholar Patricia Monaghan researched more Than 1,000 goddesses and heroines from around the World. Drawing on anthropology, folklore, literature, and psychology, Monaghan’s encyclopedia covers female deities from Africa, the eastern Mediterranean, Asia and Oceania, Europe, and the Americas, as well as every major religious tradition.

“We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.” Mostly I share stuff I’d like to get — so many books, so little time, lol.

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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Tuesday photo challenge
Dutch goes the photo