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Tanka : letter


dear Hana-ogi
you studied poems, koto
what do you wish for?
calligraphy inks poems
sad life confined by beauty

tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

I added about 1/3 blank area for my poem but the rest of it is an Utamaro print. My apologies to those who love Utamaro.

The original of the ukiyo-e above is by Kitagawa Utamaro from his 高名美人六家撰 (Famous Beauties from 6 Best Houses) series. At the time it was illegal to have

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Senryu : mirror

2+ Reflections mirror in their eyes reflecting only distortions like so many lies the vision that they see must be of someone else, not me by M. Nakazato LaFreniere poem and image done when I […]

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Senryu : arsenic


such a pretty green
candies, wallpaper and paint
too bad it kills you

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Arsenic is everywhere: in the air, in the soil, in water and food.  You have arsenic in your body.  It’s a fact of life.  However, arsenic in certain forms and above a certain quantity kills.  So arsenic giving a brilliant emerald hue in a wallpaper won’t kill.  But mix that wallpaper

The sick child by Edward Munch, 1907 (used Paris Green pigment, aka emerald green aka Schweinfurter Grün). Munch painted this after it was known that the green wallpaper contained arsenic which had killed children in the late 1880s.

with a damp British climate and add the ensuing growth of fungus, this combination results in the arsenic  expelled as a poisonous arsine gas

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Senryu : denoument

2+ forgotten toys junked discarded tree left behind Christmas denoument senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere   References: Open Link Night dVerse Poets Pub second life photo by M. LaFreniere, avatar Kayla Woodrunner