Senryu : sleeping like a clam

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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

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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

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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

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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 ….

References:

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

#Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #186 Body&Close
RonovanWrites

Senryu : dawn

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May your dawning New Year shine bright

fresh dawn, farewell night
New Year’s brings promise, firm goals
revelry and smiles

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Honestly today when I woke up, I Continue reading Senryu : dawn

Senryu : 2017 into 2018

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two thousand seventeen
one year dances out, next in
two thousand eighteen

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

luckily 2017 has exactly 5 syllables but it did make for a very short haiku

Love this video.  A few days ago, airport employees left their desks and broke out into dance to end the year much to the surprise of the people still in line. Now you know why they tell you you have to check in an hour early!

I love musicals so seeing people break out in song in real life in mundane Continue reading Senryu : 2017 into 2018

Senryu : a cracked fairytale

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cracked facade festering
fairytale’s so bad ending
seven years curve round

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Ok, it was one of those parties. I sat in a chair and it shot me through a chimney into a weird teal mushroom world. I swear I did not take anything. Ever since I’ve been studying for my final wizard’s Continue reading Senryu : a cracked fairytale

Tanka Haibun : First Snow

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first snow icy cold
staying in, cuddling with books
playing indoor games
laughter fills up small spaces
shhhh, dad is hibernating

tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

When I was a kid, it seemed like in the winter, Continue reading Tanka Haibun : First Snow

Senryu Tale : Entrance … Exit

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huge monster’s entrance
fight! arms up, barrels loaded
stay calm. peace. exit.

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

 

The Sea Witch’s Tale

The tentacles reached towards me. Not to mention the gnashing teeth!

Continue reading Senryu Tale : Entrance … Exit