Senryu : old


backstamp, overstamp
two American companies
pretty lil creamer

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Another thrift store find.  This time a vintage creamer.  The backstamp is interesting to me as it shows two companies.  The top one is Cunningham & Pickett, Inc. of Alliance, Ohio

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senryu : almost midnight


Darn! almost midnight!
gotta hammer out a poem
one a day is nuts

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Somedays I don’t know why I decided on one a day but I’m sticking to it so far, trying to get to that one year mark.  I may not get the picture up, nor the essay/fiction but the poem always makes that midnight deadline.

It’s funny how you start something –writing a haiku/senryu and then you’re doing it everyday.  Suddenly you get this idea, “I’m doing this everyday so I have to do it everyday, no empty spots on the calendar.”  And the days when your mind draws a blank or you don’t get that article written in time because you had other things on your plate, you wonder, “why did I start this?” “what am I trying to prove?”  And you know, what?  I don’t have an answer.  It just happened is all.

How about you?  Why are you writing most days?

Haiku : Carousel


whirling carousel
gold circle floats out of reach
starry summer nights

haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Victoria C. Slotto challenges us to use symbolism in our poem. I chose the carousel/merry-go-round.  Rather than telling you what the poem means, I figure I’d let you guess what the carousel means.  Partly too because I think the same thing can symbolize different things to different people at different times and I am okay with the shifting meanings of poetry.

I Once Used an Earthquake–dVerse MTB: Symbolism
dVerse ~ Poets Pub

photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere
1996 Picture: A gorgeous antique carousel graces the grounds of Tilden Park with hand-carved fantastic creatures. Built in 1911, bought in 1978, the merry-go-round is one of 200 hand-carved wooden carousels in the United States.


Circles of Delight: Classic Carousels of SF Art of the Carousel Carving Miniature Carousel Animals Carousel CD: Shirley Jones

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Daily Haiku / Senryu : Jiffy


fries in a jiffy
oh no, folding, tilting down
I hate when things wilt

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere





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Notes on the image: Photograph changed in Photoshop.  Original photograph by Greyson and Jess G. in their review of Reviviva restaurant, Aberdeen on 9/12/2015 Original photograph copyright belongs to Greyson and Jess. G.