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

#haiku #senryu #haikuchallenge @baffled chipmunk scurries across four lanes of traffic polls are still open

_  朝焼けは秋そのものだそっと抱く (涼閑) #川柳 #senryu  photo…西浜の朝の空8 pic.twitter.com/d9KEjUN6v6

_  ジェラシーとジレンマ部屋に槍が降る (涼閑) #川柳 #senryu  photo…広島エアポートホテル3 pic.twitter.com/b7jq38XZO2

‘Faltering Key’ Pedal lies to prove Bleeding keys silently thrashed Damper with each move Pressure bar hits roof Hammer thunderously crashed One note now removed #Haiku #Senryu #Poetry #Piano #Key #Music #Song #Pain #DomesticViolence #DomesticAbuse pic.twitter.com/wYCO2iZiTC

_  ショッキングブラック夜明けの黒い薔薇 (涼閑) #川柳 #senryu  photo…10月のハービル44 pic.twitter.com/ewgoU7Zxf8

_ おはようございます まだほの暗い未明のじかんたい… そのあたりでことばがもやもやしています きょうもよろしくおねがいします。  ささやくのは夜の足音キューティクル (涼閑) #川柳 #senryu  photo…有本の月2 pic.twitter.com/8oCeWiwmWE

includes a Iwo Jima #senryu about Tadamichi Kuribayashi's poetry @komugiz

Staring out into A familiar sunset Somewhere in the past #haiku #poetry #senryu #micropoetry #poetry #life #moments Here’s a song for you… Learning To Breathe by Switchfoot open.spotify.com/track/3rQvHJ2K…

So happy to have three #senryu published in Robert Epstein's fab new #poetry #anthology on #giving: Iwo Jima the general’s waka a parting gift gift shop I buy a cheap bookmark for my Juliet Bermuda Triangle the certainty of your touch Available amazon.com/Helping-Hand-H… pic.twitter.com/795VWxbGgZ

@SimiWonderland dell’abisso nello sguardo come riflessi si gioca con la luce per liberarsi #senryū #vocifuori pic.twitter.com/xnD7iSKa9Q

broken old chess man pushing the white rook through the days #haiku #senryu #vsspoem pic.twitter.com/Oa7sP5wuVa

slight rainfall my faded school books an umbrella #haiku #senryu #vsspoem

my old dog a drum solo of claws on crazy paving #haiku #senryu #vsspoem

#haiku #senryu swans arch their necks high in the birch trees squirrels making shadows

I now believe that Four out of five statistics Are simply made up #haikuchallenge (four) #haiku #senryu #PunKu