Month: November 2017

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Senryu : Doors

storming, seas rising light beckons beyond the door no humans allowed senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere   References: Weekend Mini-Challenge: Doors Imagined By Brendan MacOdrum imaginary garden with real toads 1+

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Senryu : My Cat Pinkie

still sleepy, she purrs Pinkie likes to be petted — just not while napping senryu & photo by M. Nakazato LaFreniere References: Animal Senryu / Haiku / Tanka Challenge     2+

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A folk tale told in haiku

Just cuz you’re nice, doesn’t make you a fool: an old folktale
aka The Scorpion and The Tortoise (told in haiku)

river rushes by
scorpion asks for a ride
kindly tortoise nods

tap tap on the shell
“what are you doing up there?”
“trying to sting you”

shrugs, “it’s my nature”
“idiot” says the tortoise
diving down, “bye bye”

haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

The scorpion stinging a friend on the river has various variants depending on the

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Haiku : Dragonfly

scarlet dragonfly gold leaves, autumn’s rich beauty — laments drab desert fall haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere References: Bits of Inspiration ~ Dragonfly Challenge Inspiration by Susie Clevenger Imaginary Garden with Real Toads dragonfly kigo  […]