Tanka : Dance to the Dawn


morning happiness
nature’s dance to early dawn
smoke signals danger
tiny window of warning
assumptions of safety flies

tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

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Week 98 – Happiness & Nature
Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge
Ramblings of a Writer

Day 23. Window of warning
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Haiku : lies


soft leathery lies
timeworn falsehood told back then
small cracks splits granite

haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

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leathery lies
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Tanka : what spell is this


one part bottled bliss
add an ounce or two of Spring
stir in bubbling heat
set aside complications
sprinkle laughter and a wink

tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Ok, just for fun.  What do you think this spell is for?



Bottled bliss
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Senryu : Cinderella’s pandemonium


Midnight strikes too late
Pilfer pandemonium
Cinderella runs

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Winter and I visited Bryn Oh’s exhibit in Second Life.  You can see it here.   In her Continue reading Senryu : Cinderella’s pandemonium

Senryu : galactic garble


galactic garble
blasters pulled, tentacles reach
alien barfight

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere


April 13th prompt on Putting my Feet in the Dirt was “galactic garble blasters“.  I got this instant image in my head of the Star Wars scene when they were in the Continue reading Senryu : galactic garble

Senryu : heiroglyphic hineys


tattoo where? here?
hmmm, heiroglyphic hineys
hooey! hurts like hell

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

hmmm, my warped sense of humor.  I almost photoshopped a picture.  Who could resist heiroglyphic hineys?  But I was good, as you see.  I let your imagination do all the work! he he he.


heiroglyphic hineys
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Senryu : filaments of frustration


Furious fidelity
Filaments of frustration
Facinorous flam

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Just a fun senryu.  Who wouldn’t want to write an ode to “filaments of frustration”?

new word for me:
facinorous : atrociously wicked

Filaments of frustration
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