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

顕輔が うつつぬかして 雲まより もれいづる月の 影に仰むく #kyoka #senryu

このたびは ぬさも取敢へず 手向山 まだ其上に さい銭もなし #kyoka #senryu

Alone in the dark I remember what I said A #scar that won’t heal #vss365 #senryu #haiku

夕されば 門田のいなば 音づれて 権兵衛内なら 一合やろうか #kyoka #senryu

#Scars on flesh and soul “But I have you now, old man” I hope I’m enough #vss365 #senryu

Small hand on the coverlet Some dreams come true In unexpected ways #senryu

凉しさは いかにもすこし おどろけど びつくりはせぬ 秋のはつ風(初秋) #kyoka #senryu

We share a #hello And once office is empty Embrace and share tea #haikudaily #senryu #weekday

You wash and #iron Both before and after you Become enlightened #vss365 #senryu #zen

さみせんの いとにひかるゝ 盃の そこでもつてや 長くなるらん #kyoka #senryu

島田より ちゝの金谷へ わたるよし 大井の川の とをき水あげ #kyoka #senryu

楽しみは 春の桜に 秋の月 夫婦仲よく 三度くふ飯 #kyoka #senryu

朝ぼらけ う治の河辺に 定よりが めをこすりつつ せぜのあじろ木 #kyoka #senryu

末の代と なりゆきふりの 孝行も 孟宗竹も やすくこそなれ #kyoka #senryu

the more the means of communication the lonelier we get #haiku #senryu #mpy pic.twitter.com/c4aVWHgfGm