Tanka : wedding dress

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I love these title challenges from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie.  She asks you to make a poem or story from one of these:

The Last Rose of Babylon
The Underground Flamingo
A Very Auspicious Accident
The Eidolon and the Wardrobe
My Grandmother’s Wedding Dress
Sealed with a Curse
Compassion: Gift of the Suffering Heart
The Day the Willows Shrieked
My Incessant Valentine
The Unmaking of a Dream

So, of course, I reach for something in  haiku/senryu formL

The day Willow shrieked
“My Grandmother’s Wedding Dress”
Sealed with a Curse

hmmm, but I see a story here. So let’s start again. The story line: what happens when an old flame who never gave up shows at the wedding, pouring red wine on white satin…

The day Willow shrieked
“My Grandmother’s Wedding Dress”
Sealed with a Curse
My Incessant Valentine
The Unmaking of a Dream

Eidolon hushed her
an auspicious accident
a quick wardrobe change
she floats down the aisle in pink
The Last Rose of Babylon

the old flame storms off, foiled again.  It’s no fun when dreams of revenge end in sweetness and light.

I do like a happy ending, don’t you?

 

References:

Sunday Writing Prompt “It’s All in the Title”
Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie

senryu and tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Tanka : letter

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dear Hana-ogi
you studied poems, koto
what do you wish for?
calligraphy inks poems
sad life confined by beauty

tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

I added about 1/3 blank area for my poem but the rest of it is an Utamaro print. My apologies to those who love Utamaro.

The original of the ukiyo-e above is by Kitagawa Utamaro from his 高名美人六家撰 (Famous Beauties from 6 Best Houses) series. At the time it was illegal to have Continue reading Tanka : letter

Tanka : strange dreams

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chamomile fairy
sideways granite supression
farfetched autophobia
layogenic bleach-haired elf
transparent road disappears

tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Reference:

Wordle #186
Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie

February 25: Sea Green
Color Your World Challenge
Tourmaline

second life photo by M. LaFreniere, avatar Kayla Woodrunner

font : Finn & Lonna by Mellow Design Lab

 

Tanka : boots

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give me all your best
no lies, don’t be a-messin’
something you call love
keep playing, we’ll be burning
these boots were made for falling

tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Mandibelle16 challenged us to create something using Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots Were Made For Walking.  I loved that song as a teenager — still love it.  The whole tough chick story is cool.  But I am also a romantic  so this is the sequel because she found “a brand new box of matches.” Continue reading Tanka : boots

Tanka : amorous affections

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feeling amorous?
is your affections for real?
love me, sick or old?
you are thinking about it?
bye??? we’ll always have Paris?

tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Reference:

February 22 : Amorous Affections
February Writing Prompts
Putting my Feet in the Dirt

OpenLink Night #214
dVerse Poets Pub

second life photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere, avatar Kayla Woodrunner
(no, that’s not me.  That elf with the flu was made by Remarkable Oblivion and is from his Santa’s Workshop series.  I do have a grandma avatar though among many others.)

Fonts:
Little Seahorse by Mellow Design Lab

tanka : profuse poems

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quick words tumble out
profuse flood of imagery
written in margins
scribbled on napkins, scrolls
poems inside pyramid walls

tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

So frustrated.  Was writing a poem daily and had managed six  months everyday and then yesterday my computer couldn’t go online! Next day (today), after a few updates, everything works but it’s tooo late!  My streak is broken and I have to start over.  Ah well.  Picks myself up.   Brushes the dust off.  Sets the hat on my head.  Picks up my pen and begins anew.

Profuse
daily prompts, daily ost

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 : xaeaxed?

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a study proved this
your friends have more friends than you
friendship paradox
predicts, slows epidemics
does not matter who? xaeaxed!

tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

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