Senryu : Legends

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riffing love and angst
philosophies draped in notes
legends never die

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

My teens and twenties years were accompanied by the beat of my LPs, cassettes, reel-to-reel and CDs.  Music evolved along with the technology used to hear it with. A few years back Rolling Stones magazine asked 55 top musicians, writers and industry executives to pick their top 100 artists who influenced rock and roll.

The top 10 listed were:

  1. Beatles
  2. Bob Dylan
  3. Elvis Presley
  4. The Rolling Stones
  5. Chuck Berry
  6. Jimi Hendrix
  7. James Brown
  8. Little Richard
  9. Aretha Franklin
  10. Ray Charles

Clash, Johnny Cash, Madonna, Bowie and a host of others made the top 100.  Who would be your top 5?

References:

100 Greatest Artists: The Beatles, Eminem and more of the best of the best
Rolling Stone Magazine, December 2, 2010

Legend
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Senryu : Rudolph

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Santa swapped the sleigh
got himself a snow mobile
Rudolph takes a break

photo & senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

note on the photo: decorations on a neighborhood frontyard but used Photoshop to turn the reindeer nose red because I needed a Rudolph. Everything else is as is.

Day 12: Rudolph
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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Season
Dutch goes the Photo!

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A folk tale told in haiku

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Just cuz you’re nice, doesn’t make you a fool: an old folktale
aka The Scorpion and The Tortoise (told in haiku)

river rushes by
scorpion asks for a ride
kindly tortoise nods

tap tap on the shell
“what are you doing up there?”
“trying to sting you”

shrugs, “it’s my nature”
“idiot” says the tortoise
diving down, “bye bye”

haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

The scorpion stinging a friend on the river has various variants depending on the Continue reading A folk tale told in haiku

Haibun: Elf Owl

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So tiny, no bigger than a sparrow, the elf owl flees other owls who would eat it in one bite.  It’s big round eyes remind me of Harry Potter glasses.  I’d like to see one one day but not in my backyard.  My cat doesn’t understand why I prefer she sticks with catfood and not dine on local birds.

elf owl flying nights
wee bird hiding in cactus
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