Doesn’t love a wall
Left not one stone on a stone
Elves make good neighbors
senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere
I saw a great digital artpiece by Aneteya that would have been great for this senryu. It just made me laugh.
Oh, today I’m drawing a bit of a blank. I thought no poem today, the first time in 88 days. So went off and read a book. Thing is the Daily Post’s prompt: “Neighbor” has Frost’s “Good fences make good neighbors” dancing in my head. And then I just realized, I could use Erasure poetry to create a senryu to exorcise it. Although I’m sure Robert Frost would never see my take on it coming, I hope it would make him laugh anyways.
I had meant to create a Second Life picture of a friendly elf near a broken wall questioning the need for walls as did Frost. However, I wandered into Innsmouth and encountered a monster breaking down walls, towers and buildings. So instead my elf is helping her neighbors fight the monster who hates walls. This surprisingy turned the senryu’s meaning on it’s head.
Maybe it’s a nice monster and just wanted to come over for a spot of tea but being big and clumsy, it knocked down the lighthouse and from there everything just escalated. We’ll never know because assumptions were made and the fight is on. Too bad.
I had meant a light-hearted picture like Aneteya but things happened and here we are.
The original Robert Frost poem used for my erasure haiku:
Daily Prompts, Daily Post
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