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

The full moon holds me In her arms as a floodlight Caresses a moth. See, but do not see. Feel, but do not feel. Know, but Know without wisdom. #vss365 #haiku #vsspoem #PoemADay #senryu

#senryu #Halimi #justice affaire Halimi rouge de colère justice honteuse - #poesie #RadioClassique 😡👩‍🦱🤔😷😡

So many runners! Togged up in lycra. I feel I have been walk shamed. #vss365 #haiku #vsspoem #PoemADay #senryu

いかなれば くらげといへる 文字なれど あかるくみゆる 海の月影 #kyoka #senryu

#tanka #kyoka #haiku #senryu #haiga #micropoetry #poetry my poker face a compendium of tells she goes all in I fold a pair of Aces she wins with Queen high pic.twitter.com/VDANKEdMT4

老ぬれば 又あたらしく 二丁目に こまもの店を 出さんとぞ思ふ #kyoka #senryu

みなの川 みなうそばかり いふなかに 恋ぞ積りて 淵はげうさん #kyoka #senryu

初がつほ くふべき客は 不参にて みのいたづらに なりぬべき哉 #kyoka #senryu

He gave me a home when I felt like a stranger Love can sometimes heal #vss365 #feel #haikulust #stranger #haiku #senryu

秋の野を わけゆく道は 一筋の 原につらぬく 露のしら玉 #kyoka #senryu

You refuse to know why you have those thoughts of me on those lonely nights. #haiku #lonely #senryu #poem #poetry #nights pic.twitter.com/gt6PigS7yj

極樂の 東門前に すみぬれば 目をふさぐとも 道はまよはじ #kyoka #senryu