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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

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Haiku : Carousel

3+ 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 […]

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Senryu : visitors

2+ strange visitors came friendly silence greeted me darn! none spoke English senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere Movies always have alien visitors being able to speak English (or whatever the home country language is of […]

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A folk tale told in haiku


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

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Haibun: Elf Owl


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
come north when buds bloom

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Rouzy-bouzy night

2+ Rouzy-bouzy night weekend’s cusp, hangin’ with mates Thank God it’s Friday! senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere Awshape me! Scribble it! challenge to use one or more from a list of forgotten words about to […]