Tanka : cherita

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inscrutable word
prompt says write a Cherita
what the heck is that?
sounds like a cigar or drink
poem form evolved from tanka

tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

once upon a time, or so the story goes
Leiana, a royal guard of the deep, doing a usual patrol
saw movement deep within a cave

of course, she had to investigate
a large pile of bones had grown out of the blue

oh dear, myriad baby krakens skittered away from mama’s provisions

cherita terbalik by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

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Tanka: magic hope

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she reached for magic
as earthquakes pushed land upward,
pulling her home back
fool wizards warring above
she hoped to bring back balance

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A folk tale told in haiku

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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

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Daily Haiku / Senryu : Recreate

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

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