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My intent here is to write a poem from the prompt I give to you , the reader, in hopes that it will inspire something and get others to write with me.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Today's Prompt is Senryu Poetry

Senryu Poetry Write a senryu. Unrhymed Japanese verse of 5/7/5 syllables. Using human emotion.
Senryū (川柳?, literally 'river willow') is a Japanese form of short poetry similar to haiku in construction: three lines with 17 or fewer total morae (or "on", often translated as syllables, but see the article on onji for distinctions). Senryū tend to be about human foibles while haiku tend to be about nature, and senryū are often cynical or darkly humorous while haiku are more serious. Unlike haiku, senryū do not include a kireji (cutting word), and do not generally include a kigo, or season word.


Bother me no more
I have better things to do
so long to bad days

leave me now headache
for I need my life again
allow me freedom

breathing in fresh air
the hurt of you will be gone
once more I can smile