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 Father’s Worth’ A mere assertion Ecstatic moments withdraw Mirrored aversion Resolve determine Pressure on relations cause Futures uncertain Reluctance worsen Magnification of flaws Birth of the burden #Haiku #Senryu #Poetry #Love #Resolve #Worth pic.twitter.com/6k0bHKSX6n

もしさやの 昔の通 旅籠町 むべも富本 一世一代 #kyoka #senryu

山寺の 庭のま萩の 下露に いさよう月を かけてやりみん #kyoka #senryu

Yakkaina koto ni aite ni kane ga ari How irritating, my bunkmate is rich. Intan no imi ga himashi ni bakageteki As days pile up, internment becomes more absurd. - Jakki #senryu #monoku #micropoetry

Ikashitoku teido ni shiborudake shibori Survival mode: squeezed as much as possible. Mono taranu seikatsu hi ni aki yoru ni aki Meaningless life; Boredom at day, boredom at night. - Jakki #senryu #monoku #micropoetry

Tekikoku no mikata ni sarete sayōnara Branded an enemy alien, Sayonara. Sono teido narato yōkyū toritsugare "Well, if that's all." The request was conveyed. - jakki #senryu #monoku #micropoetry

Akirame ni naremoto yagu no tsumetasugi Though accustomed to my despair, the bedding remains too cold. Sanzen to hikaru tsurara no reika godo Icicle blazing, five degrees below zero. - Jakki #senryu #monoku #micropoetry

Mata au to wakareta hito ni mata deai Pledged to meet again, though parted, we chanced to meet now. * Hi o keshite sibaraku jibun no kako ni fure I turned off the light and for a while was touched by my past. -Jakki #senryu #monoku #micropoetry

a sugar whistle that leaves the island night - Yokoyama Shosei “Aikane” collection #senryu #ku #monoku #micropoetry

gushing sweet potatoes Wildfire smoke and spring heat - Shimasa Hiro Soryukai 1934 #senryu #ku #monoku #micropoetry

sweet honey and autumn heat at sugar factory - Toyomura Hiro Sokaikai, November 1933 #senryu #ku #monoku #micropoetry

black bodies sweating in the sun harvesting sugar canes #senryu #ku #haiku #micropoetry 233

behind the redwood curtain - this afternoon watching a Kurosawa film #senryu #ku #haiku #micropoetry 232

Japanese gardens ... you look cool in your celery-colored day dress #senryu #ku #haiku #micopoetry 231

the night i meet myself a scene in a Goya painting #micropoetry #senryu #ku #haiku 230

after rehearsal over green tea reviewing a Vivaldi cantata #senryu #ku #haiku #micropoetry 229

Fingers entwined as Final breaths become shallow A songbird's whistle #vsspoem #haiku #senryu #mpy

we are as different as sun and moon he writes haiku, i write senryu #senryu #ku #haiku #micropoetry 228

renting second floor, i live up high but also in neighbor’s backyard. * being wrapped and cared for reminds me I’m not wrapping and caring for you. - sanae #senryu #ku #micropoetry

rouge camellia, even after wilting retains sexiness. - sanae #senryu #ku #micropoetry

drinking it, I know not drinking it, I don’t know: the taste of sake. * the remembrance of my childhood hearth is the smell of sweet potatoes. - sanae #senryu #ku #micropoetry

shock greets our return scenes of rubble and ashes all are united. * while our neighbors starve endowed with black market food we survive the years. —Junko #senryu #ku #micropoetry

a white linen suit pill-box hat upon her head stately she stands. * bowel of huge ship our blanket space together family now hopeful. - Junko #senryu #ku #micropoetry

my sweet warrior son stages swordfights, draws warships then snuggles in bed. —Annette Makino #senryu #ku #micropoetry

Sorrow's storm surges Until floodwaters recede We shelter in place #vss365 #haiku #senryu #vss

anime on the television my lover asleep on the futon #senryu #ku #haiku #micropoetry 227

好きだなあ。とてもわかるし、素晴らしい。 #senryu