Daily Haiku / Senryu : Coincidence


coincidence, fate
dicey when something happens
chance sometimes line up

            haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

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Daily Haiku / Senryu : Irrelevant


irrelevant Trump
corporations jumping ship
none like a bully

Note on Senryu: Senryu actually has a long history of political activism — one of the reasons it was published anonymously because some of the things the poems reported could get you imprisoned or your head chopped off.  This is a nod to those antecedents.

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Daily Haiku / Senryu : Recreate


recreate new lives
imagination runs wild
real hearts beat beneath
haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

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Daily Haiku / Senryu : Crescendo


a song’s crescendo
it’s the ascent, not the peak,
forging the spirit

haiku & photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere


Daily Prompts
The Daily Post

Sport’s Day, Oita City, Japan by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Amazon: Some music with crescendo highlights

Celibidache Conducts Bruckner: Symphony No. 4

Boulez Conducts Ravel: Bolero / La valse / Rapsodie Espagnole / Alborada del Gracioso / Daphnis et Chloe (Suite No. 2)

Pines of Rome / Fountains of Rome conducted by Rizzi

Hot Space by Queen, song Under Pressure

I’ve been accepted as an Amazon affiliate.  Last month I got my first “buy”.  Haven’t gotten a second one yet.  Still I’m happy.  The first buy means they’ll review your site and officially accept you and I got accepted! Now, I’ll usually get a percentage if someone buys something by clicking a link — for books it’s 4.5%.  Amazon disclosure: “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 Amazon.com and affiliated sites.”

Daily Haiku / Senryu : Finite


though we meet daily
every time is the first time
each moment finite

haiku and photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere


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Daily Haiku / Senryu : Anticipate


anticipate lunch
flipping through cookbook photos —
wish mine looked like that

haiku & photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere