Senryu : Legends

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riffing love and angst
philosophies draped in notes
legends never die

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

My teens and twenties years were accompanied by the beat of my LPs, cassettes, reel-to-reel and CDs.  Music evolved along with the technology used to hear it with. A few years back Rolling Stones magazine asked 55 top musicians, writers and industry executives to pick their top 100 artists who influenced rock and roll.

The top 10 listed were:

  1. Beatles
  2. Bob Dylan
  3. Elvis Presley
  4. The Rolling Stones
  5. Chuck Berry
  6. Jimi Hendrix
  7. James Brown
  8. Little Richard
  9. Aretha Franklin
  10. Ray Charles

Clash, Johnny Cash, Madonna, Bowie and a host of others made the top 100.  Who would be your top 5?

References:

100 Greatest Artists: The Beatles, Eminem and more of the best of the best
Rolling Stone Magazine, December 2, 2010

Legend
Daily Prompts, Daily Post

Senryu : Rudolph

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Santa swapped the sleigh
got himself a snow mobile
Rudolph takes a break

photo & senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

note on the photo: decorations on a neighborhood frontyard but used Photoshop to turn the reindeer nose red because I needed a Rudolph. Everything else is as is.

Day 12: Rudolph
Mindescapes

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Season
Dutch goes the Photo!

Cheeky
Weekly Photo Challenge, Daily Post

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

Senryu : Chimney

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rushing to finish
cookies and feasts — oh, and pies!
hazards of Christmas

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Mindescapes is doing 25 prompts for Christmas.  Today the prompt is Chimney so I just couldn’t resist.  I always wondered what would happen if Santa ate all the cookies and milk left out for him. Does Santa gets hazard pay? Besides skinny chimneys, there are all those kids lying in wait for him…

Day 8: Chimney
Mindescapes

Second life photo by M. LaFreniere, avatar Kayla Woodrunner.
Set design and captions by Winter Phoenix

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

federation classic font on DaFont.com

Senryu : visitors

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strange visitors came
friendly silence greeted me
darn! none spoke English

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Movies always have alien visitors being able to speak English (or whatever the home country language is of the movie/theater).  However, I’ve traveled and I’ve noticed travelers sometimes expect people to speak their language rather than learning the country that they are visiting.

So I can’t help but wonder — when aliens show up, are they going to expect us to know their language?  And if we can’t, will that mark us obviously uneducated?  What if they decide we are not intelligent lifeforms? Or will we all make do with friendly silences and smiles?  Just wondering.

References:

Leave the Porch Light On! : visits and visitors
dVerse Pub

second life photo by M. LaFreniere, avatar Kayla Woodrunner

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!