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Anais Vionet Dec 2023
We were at a small
bar, the place only served some
older regulars.

An elderly guy
in an old jean jacket was
talkative, friendly.

“What do girls learn at
Yale?” He asked. “We’re taught things, like
expressions, smiling,

pomposity, snark,
whatevering and stuff-stuff.”
I bragged shamelessly.

“Sure,” He chuckled, “sure
- but it’s worth the money I suppose,”
he gave me a toast.

Limiting yourself
can, in fact, set you free - try
writing a Senryu

Like a martial art,
a tea ceremony or
classical music

They are a tight dance -
controlled, disciplined, focused.
Other styles can drift.

A Senryu is like
a Haiku except it deals
with human feelings
A Haiku/Senryu should three lines of 5-7-5 syllables
A Haiku should be about nature
A Senryu about human feelings
George Krokos Nov 2023
When mankind plays with
nature certain things go wrong
history does tell
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A Senryu written late in 2021. Inspired by the Corona Virus and other catastrophic events of human history.
George Krokos Nov 2023
To survive one must
observe discipline in life
regardless of wealth
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This is a Senryu as it deals with human nature. I've got all my Haiku's and Senryu's together written one after another and may have to go back and rename or re-title what I've already posted like this one above.
rory May 2023
could it get more hard?
let the ash burn from my mouth
conflicted and tired
rory May 2023
all risks are with me
courage—do i even have
that little fledgling?
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