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Senyru Poetry

June 12, 2010

I was just visiting some other poets’ sites, (The Height of Awesomeness) and came across Senyru Poetry. Here is a description of Senyru from Jingle’s site:

Senyru Poetry, A Fresh Poetry Form 2 Learn
June 7, 2010 by Jingle
What are Senyru?
According to
Senyru are like haiku, except they reveal an aspect of human nature juxtaposed with an image of nature. In contrast, haiku are short Japanese poems that invite us into a shared experience of nature. Both haiku and senryu are expressions of what is called the “haiku moment.” They are a moment of clarity that is similar to the meaning of “awe” in English. They are simple poems that can be said in one breath. In the Japanese tradition, seasonal words are associated with haiku. The use of seasonal words may or may not be used in the senyru genre of poetry.

So, I thought I would give it a try.

A man on a hill,
Looks down at his love and smiles-
Springtime has begun.

Rhyme on!

14 Comments leave one →
  1. June 12, 2010 7:57 pm

    nice one,
    thank you for playing!

  2. June 13, 2010 4:31 pm

    Beautiful try for a first timer.

  3. June 17, 2010 6:57 am

    Great first try. Crystal clear scene in few words.

  4. andyveilleux permalink
    June 17, 2010 11:56 am

    great job Tim, I really enjoyed this poem! I had never heard of this form of poetry!

  5. caroompas permalink
    June 20, 2010 12:59 pm

    Elegant, brief, clear. It’s all there. Great work!

  6. June 22, 2010 10:13 am

    one poetry award,
    three general awards,
    Happy Tuesday!

  7. July 2, 2010 2:10 pm

    I think I have just one word for this – FANTABULOUS!
    Okay.. I may have a few more 🙂 … The poem screamed pleasant, bright and positive!!! Beautiful!

    Enjoy a beautiful July, Tim…

  8. July 3, 2010 5:05 pm

    Tim, you seemed to juxtapose romantic love and the beauty of springtime excellently. I’ve never heard of this form, thanks for the info.

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