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

change in behavior wash down my unaged face my eyes are leaking #haikuchallenge "wash" #haiku #senryu #poem #poet #poetry #poetrycommunity #poetrytwitter

引戻す 手拭掛は 浪華津の 大手笹瀬の 連城のたま #kyoka #senryu

i bought a new life you can always send it back if it doesn't fit #haiku #senryu pic.twitter.com/QunmOKVX1w

watching her mouth say comemierderia an education #haiku #senryu pic.twitter.com/tr8WWlga7k

‘Gruelling’ Grasping guarded guise Grievous gratitude grants guilt Gauging ghostly guides #Haiku #Senryu #Poetry #Life #Death #Nightmare #Guilt #Guarded #Grievous

cosmos like door guards i fancy a taste of Turkish Delight #senryu

upon reflection it's probably worth living despite everything #haiku #senryu pic.twitter.com/Vg7mAHMnE6

What you haven't submitted your haiku and senryu to Poetry Pea? Call for #submissions. #Haiku and #senryu using selective realism. Emails only, 1-20th June. Your editors await.... If you'd like to know what it's all about you can listen to this youtu.be/GwhLOp2EF0I pic.twitter.com/K77He5OChC