Haiku : Carousel

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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 you what the poem means, I figure I’d let you guess what the carousel means.  Partly too because I think the same thing can symbolize different things to different people at different times and I am okay with the shifting meanings of poetry.

I Once Used an Earthquake–dVerse MTB: Symbolism
dVerse ~ Poets Pub

photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere
1996 Picture: A gorgeous antique carousel graces the grounds of Tilden Park with hand-carved fantastic creatures. Built in 1911, bought in 1978, the merry-go-round is one of 200 hand-carved wooden carousels in the United States.

 

Circles of Delight: Classic Carousels of SF Art of the Carousel Carving Miniature Carousel Animals Carousel CD: Shirley Jones

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Senryu : Bold & Daring

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space, final frontier
the bold and daring explore
yuk! freeze dried food sucks

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

References:

#178 Bold & Daring
RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge

second life photo by M. LaFreniere, set design by avatar Neckcadaver

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Senryu : chess

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pulls the string, bolt soars
rook’s encounter, harries pawns
behold! the queen falls

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Saturday Mix: Same Same but Different had a challenge on Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie to create prose or poetry using the synonyms of five words.  Here are my synonyms

draw:  draw the bowstring  :  pulls the string
fly: arrow flies : bolt soars
meet : rook’s meet : rook’s encounter
annoy:  annoys pawns  : harries pawns
look:  look!   : behold!