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

chaleur postprandiale le matou à la recheche du coin idéal #senryu

blue ukulele lazing on the back steps ...fit as a fiddle @VSSPoem #cliche (I'm going to use cliches, rather than the word cliche...this might be fun) #senryu #3lines

hurricane approaches as I search for the silver lining #vsspoem #cliche (I'm going to use cliches, rather than the word cliche...this might be fun) #senryu #3lines

the one document duly sworn to be upheld he tramples upon © #haiku #senryu #HaikuChallenge one pic.twitter.com/e6o9aCIcrr

#tanka #kyoka #haiku #senryu #haiga #micropoetry #poetry hounded by a persistent gnat possessed of preternatural speed and extraordinary cunning pic.twitter.com/mJHkU5L0RO

quantifying choices a dubious game of numbers inferences equivocal - Z #vss365 #366FF #haiku #senryu #micropoetry #WritingCommnunity

Super-honored to have been able to write the forward for @frameless_sky's first #anthology. Chrissi Villa recites it in this remarkable video trailer along with selections I chose from the book. #haiku #senryu #tanka #cherita #art #music youtube.com/watch?v=jWjP2z…

Entre la espuma se disolvió tu amor Gotas de llanto. #senryu pic.twitter.com/Yr6RTqj7ur

one woman endures as the scars and pain enhance beauty in the stone #haikuchallenge (one) #senryu #3lines #amwriting pic.twitter.com/sqoiUVX3ZG