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

ビール飲み モナコの予選 正座して #haiku #jhaiku #senryu #575 #17 #自由律 #蛸墨雄

Una lacrima Solca le gote stanche Come tramonto #senryu