Senryu : aging wrinkles


aging, my back hurts
super highs, crashing angst smoothed
wrinkles, silvered, good

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Yeah, my back hurts.  My eyes are going; my hearing fading.

I remember my 20’s.  The spiraling highs.  Egads, the energy!  Running, dancing, Continue reading Senryu : aging wrinkles

Senryu : dreaming


dreaming of a poem
struggling for that perfect phrase
reaching — nooo! — it’s gone

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere


Entering a poem is to enter a dreamscape.  Random unrelated bits float, Continue reading Senryu : dreaming

Tanka : strange dreams


chamomile fairy
sideways granite supression
farfetched autophobia
layogenic bleach-haired elf
transparent road disappears

tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere


Wordle #186
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February 25: Sea Green
Color Your World Challenge

second life photo by M. LaFreniere, avatar Kayla Woodrunner

font : Finn & Lonna by Mellow Design Lab


Tanka : boots


give me all your best
no lies, don’t be a-messin’
something you call love
keep playing, we’ll be burning
these boots were made for falling

tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Mandibelle16 challenged us to create something using Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots Were Made For Walking.  I loved that song as a teenager — still love it.  The whole tough chick story is cool.  But I am also a romantic  so this is the sequel because she found “a brand new box of matches.” Continue reading Tanka : boots

Senryu : sleeping like a clam


clammed up in my quilt
alarm tears me from my shell
autumn dreams depart

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Chèvrefeuille challenged us to revise a classical haiku by Basho on the Ise Shima Wedding Rocks. Continue reading Senryu : sleeping like a clam

Senryu : visitor


the visitor smirks
Wednesday’s shame stunned updraft’s course
urges twist profane

by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

I thought I’d write a story but my mind went Continue reading Senryu : visitor

Senryu : train


darkened theaters
watching films in black and white
newsreels, cartoons

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Before dawn, the train leaves the city walls to cross the empty prairies heading for some soon-to-be-forgotten Continue reading Senryu : train

Senryu : insomnia


sleep deprivation
a night without dreams ; eyes closed
revenant’s body

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

been having a problem getting to sleep lately so ….


Sunday Writing Prompt #239 “It’s All in the Title”
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Choose 1 or more titles — I always have fun with this list

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