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

傾城の 身仕舞部屋は 藻をかつぐ きつねも干鱈 さげてこんこん #kyoka #senryu

Monochrome Dream So all around will be the white green. And above, the white blue. And falling drunk with white, the white. I’ll assume this is barren. The wind dreams white on white when weaving blankets. And the trees dip in dance. winter exams pass #haibun #senryu

#haiku #senryu #winter hail and sleet brilliant emerald grass arrives too early

米の数 ますにはかれど つきせじな ちぎりも長き いもとせの中 #kyoka #senryu

曲りても 杓子は 物をすくふなり すぐな様でも つぶすすりこ木 #kyoka #senryu

のみつくせ いざこれからは 四斗樽 傾くまでの 月をこそ見め(月) #kyoka #senryu

望郷のネコにはネコのカラマゾフ(涼閑) #川柳 #senryu

知らぬうち踵が風のリズムとる(涼閑) #川柳 #senryu

さみせんも ね仏も同じ 鬼の首 かたかたおれて くだけおれおれ #kyoka #senryu