Poem on senryu

I am the senryu
popular human haiku
with three lines total


5 thoughts on “Poem on senryu

  1. Senryu (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions.


    1. The senryu, a short Japanese style poem, similar to haiku in structure, however, senryu tend to be about human foibles while haiku tend to be about nature, and senryu are often cynical or darkly humorous and satiric while haiku are serious.

      the robber…
      if I catch him…
      my own son
      a poet
      aspiring to be perfect
      that’s me


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