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The Recently Learned Difference Between Haiku and Senryu

Senryu: According to Merriam-Webster, “a 3-line unrhymed Japanese poem structurally similar to haiku but treating human nature usually in an ironic or satiric vein.”


Goodbye to brown hills,
trees who scrubbed the spring blue sky
bristled like hedgehogs.



There are things I’ll miss:
Burping contests at dinner
isn’t one of them.

Senryu For Moms Too Tired To Count

City street at dusk
Eyes closed, she holds her sleeping
daughter in her arms.

Through the rain, I pray,
mother to mother, to ease
the long, cranky night ahead.

2 Senryu

Some days the world sighs
like a mom sick of questions
I can’t stop asking.


I count calories
to distract myself from counting
dollars or mistakes.

The Novel Bunch

aka: The Happy Bookers

Red Wolf Prompts

I came to where you were living, up a stair. There was no one there.--John Ashberry, "The New Higher"

typewriter rodeo

custom poems on vintage typewriters

A Poet in Time

One Poet's Writing Practice

Writing the Day

A Ronka Poetry Practice Since 2014

Invisible Horse

Living in the moment

Leaf & Twig

Where observation and imagination meet nature in poetry.