What is Senryu?

Micropoetry | Haiku | Gogyohka | Tanka | Senryu | Twaiku | 1-6 lines | 3-10 words

Senryu is a three line Japanese poem that is structurally similar to haiku poetry. So 17 syllables or less. It differs from Haiku because it’s subject matter much more concerned with human nature and satiric humour. For more info about how it differs from haiku click here.

LIVE SENRYU MICROPOETRY FROM TWITTER
Here are the latest senryu micropoems live from twitter, (a few poems may be in Japanese).Twitter hashtag: #senryu

- A stranger’s a friend you have not yet had the chance to alienate. - #botaiku (stranger) #haiku #micropoetry #senryu #mpy #3lines

鎌倉の 鰹ににたる 三茄子 みな一ふじの 高ねとぞきく #kyoka #senryu

la tenue de schtroumpf pour humer les pâquerettes est indispensable ~#haiku #senryu

世の中の 人には時の 狂歌師と 呼ばるゝ名こそ おかしかりけれ #kyoka #senryu

#senryu 陽春の 牡丹祭りで 龍華寺に

甲子に こがねの菊を いけの坊 水ぎはたちて きよきいづみや #kyoka #senryu

#senryu 北朝鮮 喧嘩上等 核実験

#senryu とんこつに 魚介スープの 塩らーめん

Japan, I love you so much it hurts but sometimes you just hurt my heart ❤️💔 #haikuchallenge #haiku #senryu

- Chthonian day dawns on a planet spinning off into inner space. - #artwiculate #haiku #senryu #happyearthday2017 #happyearthday #earthday

千早振る 神代も聞かぬ 御趣向を よくよみえたり 在五中将 #kyoka #senryu

#haiku #senryu #poetry #mentalhealth #counselling #hope struggle. walk through fog forever grasping, reaching... glimpse? just mind shadows

きくの花 もすそに鞠の とくさぐさ くずのからまる 竹垣のもと #kyoka #senryu

#haiku #senryu #worldwar3 #sunrise #endoftheworld #EarthDay horizon she glows light and heat ever increase... then... the first wave hits

all joy, all sorrow clouds that fly before the wind carrying me where #haiku #senryu #poetry #meaningoflife

喰ふからに あせのお袖の しほるれば むべ豆粥を あつしといふらん #kyoka #senryu