Love & Harmony were the prompt words this week.
For love I went for lust and passion! For harmony I chose balance and peacefully.
What are Haiku, Senryu and Tanka?
Remember: Senryu poems make the human, not the world around them, the subject of their creative endeavor. Humor and sarcasm are two of the most favorable elements in a Senryu and should deal with the human condition. Think about sexual matters, family relations, religion, politics, and anything that touches on the pain we experience through sorrow, prejudice, oppression, anger, and frustration. Senryu do not deal in sentimentality.
I haven’t written any Senryu before so here goes… I’ve written three…
Downed in one
His lust overwhelmed
He was so fit
Did the splits
Balanced on one leg
Our mismatched passion
Made me quiet
Well, that was a strange one! The Senryu encouraged me to play with words to come up with some unusual results!
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Ooo, I like it! Sensual but a little sad, too, wonderfully done.
Thank you Priscilla. So glad you liked it, I found this very hard to write.
So Senryu are written in 3 lines: 5/7/5, or 3/5/3, or 2/3/2, Sis. They are like a Haiku, but about human nature, not the natural world. Were you thinking of the Gogyohka? That is five lines, written in phrases as long as a breath. <3
I read somewhere about poems made from 17 syllables. Maybe I am getting them mixed up. Lol. Oops.
Senryu are 17 syllables, 11 syllables, or 7 syllables long. Usually you write in the 3 lines, however… but, some poets write the way you did. It’s confusing though because you used five lines which is a Tanka or a Gogyohka. For the challenge, I try to stick to the basic forms. That doesn’t mean that you can’t write like this in your books or on your blog. Explanations are always helpful. <3
Oh got it! <3 One to try again, thanks Colleen. Some of these forms are trickier to master I reckon.
Practice makes perfect and that’s what this challenge is for. <3
Yes definitely. <3 x
I’ll have to try these again sometime!
I’m going to ask everyone to tell us what form they are writing again. It gets really confusing for some who are just starting out. <3
True, good idea. 🙂