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Saturday 5 February 2011

Exploring Poetry -Senryu

Welcoming you all to week 4 of " Exploring Poetry ".Every week a new prompt is published here on " Monday " and stays open until further notice .Poems on any themes selected by the respective owner should be written based only on the chosen Poetry Form.You can write and link them up or share if you already one .Good Day!

Today's Prompt : Senryu 
  1. A senryu is a three line short Japanese poem that is similar to a haiku in structure
  2. It treats human beings rather than nature but often in a humorous or satiric way
  3. It is called as an Human  Haiku since it include only references to some aspect of human nature either physical or psychological
  4. They possess no references to the natural world and thus have no season words
  5. The format being line 1 - 5 syllables , line 2 - 7 syllables and  line 3 - 5 syllables
Senryu 1:
Never had any to save
To make his love a cynosure
He brought her a car

Senryu 2:
My wife experiments
Cynosure of my taste bud
Dishes tastes funny

Senryu 3:
Mary, Susan and Therra
Talked and went out to shop
Shop closed, their mouth dont 

Senryu 4:
Focus at one point
Fingers rounded together
Spy-hole camera

Welcome and do link in your Senryu!
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  1. Wonderful Senryu here.. Loved it...

    PS: I will read your posts for Fire-Freeze contest..

    Somoene is Special

  2. I love your senryu! You really have an unexpected sense of wry humor!

  3. Thank you from a newbie poet. I did not understand the distinction between Haiku and Senryu. You have just forced me to direct my feeble attempts in the right direction.

  4. Nice ones Uma but I liked the third one the best!! LOL!!

  5. @all Thank you!
    @lightverse :..yeah,and that is senryu making you feel that way.. sarcastic

  6. Very cute Senryus! I'm better at rhyme and not so good at short poetry... :)

  7. toyed with senryu awhile back...didn't do so good on the whole humor part...went a bit more toward the dark ironic side. i think i might have to try the humor aspect though.

  8. lovely :)

    simple enough :D
    im gonna try too :D

  9. fantastic collection of senryus. excellent pieces.

    mine is here:
    and here

  10. Lovely.. very simple and yet the ones that made me laugh too!!

    Hugs xx

  11. @all Thank you
    @trisha -added your links and thanks for playing

  12. your senryu 3 reminds me so much of myself and my girlfriends. we never stop chattering. lol. these are all brilliant pieces, uma. :)

  13. lovely uma- thank you for sharing.. here's my potluck.
    will post a senryu if i could find any haha!

  14. @all Thanks!
    @fiveloaf..Nice senryu.Thanks for playing

  15. nice.. the girl seems to be focused at the sky.. hope she captured some lovely photos :)