For those who don’t know, a senryu shares the form of a haiku, but is about human foibles, love, awkward moments, etc. There should be some humor, sarcasm and/or irony present. This is all condensed from Collen’s “cheat sheet” :)
It is so solid, strong, that I feel it must last forever. Until disaster proves that nothing is forever. I feel so solid, strong, I feel I can last forever. Until…
Chalk dust Pastel sky Fragile
This was written for Collen’s weekly poetry challenge. This is the first Tuesday of the month, so it is poet’s choice. I chose a haibun with a senryu (or maybe a haiku) that I did in a 2-3-2 form.
I was digging through some old drawings and found this from May of 2001 – 20 years ago! I had just returned from Paris and used a photo I had taken of Notre Dame for this pastel drawing. The cherry trees were in bloom while we were there…
This was written for Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge. This week the theme was “The Day After”. I chose a senryu, which is like a haiku but is a more personal poem which can be about love and often contains irony. I chose the 3/5/3 format.
My heart yearns for you While the Lover’s Moon hangs high You don’t answer me
I’m obsessed Lover’s Moon hangs high No answers
Passion Lover’s Moon Alone
This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge. Being the third Tuesday, an image was our prompt. The image was provided by Ritu Bhathal. I chose a Senryu, and tried in all three formats – 5/7/5; 3/5/3; 2/3/2. Continue reading →
So blue and cranky Some cold in the summer heat Miss your joyous face
A gloomy forecast Skies a melancholy grey Hope for upbeat news
There is a change in the weather of my soul. A high pressure is replaced by a low. The outlook is a bit pessimistic, but with your sun away, what can I say, I’m feeling down. Can I hope for a new front that’s a bit more upbeat? Will your merry eyes and joyous smile once more show up on my RADAR? I hope to dance in the rain in delight, when that rainbow that’s you is back in sight. Continue reading →