Month: March 2018

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Tanka : letter

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

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Senryu : songs

love is tart and sweet i don’t know where i’m going songs have new meaning senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere   References: #190 Tart&Sweet Weekly Haiku Poetry Challenge RonovanWrites 1+