Nice Senryu

everyone wants an
honest answer from us
as long as it’s nice


So this is not really haiku, and I almost erased it except that people on Twitter liked it so much. This may be senryu, but I think it’s a stretch. Read the definition for senryu on my What is Haiku? page and tell me what you think in the comments on this post.

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Paradoxical Poem

world war 1, world war I museum and memorial, sphinx,

WWI museum
man with a German accent
takes our tickets

5-28-2014

 

 

Day 6 NaHaiWriMo 2017

an open door
with no lock to shut it
God is my way maker

 

Today’s poem is a senryu, but it is all I could come up with. I kept thinking of verses out of the Bible. Today’s prompt was “a door” yesterday’s prompt was “beckoning.”

Do remember that haiku are usually not written in three sentence fragments, or one complete sentence. There is usually one fragment and a phrase in the other two lines. The fragment is separated by a kireji, or a cutting word. The word should be so strong that the reader takes a mental pause as they are reading your haiku. I am trying to accomplish this with my poetry this year in National Haiku Writing Month. 

If you would like to learn more, then go to my What is Haiku? page. Also, stop by the Facebook page where most of us poets meet to get a prompt and share our work.

scribbles in a notebook,poetry notebook,writing,blogging,haiku,

Symanntha Renn

Senryu in the Flesh

she is digitized
she is not real flesh and blood
it’s not cheating

4-9-2015

 

I wanted to share one of my more edgy haiku. I like to write senryu and other poems that are about modern situations when I can. Once again I hesitated to share a haiku for fear it would be taken the wrong way. My husband has never cheated on me, and I’ve never cheated on him, but that doesn’t mean I don’t know how to write about cheating. It doesn’t mean that I don’t see the effects that cheating has on people that I know.

Unstable Senryu

rose in window sill,single bud,rose bud,flowers in winter,rose against snow,

 the chemicals

in my brain unstable

nuclear winter

 

 

I wrote this during National Haiku Writing Month. but I don’t think that I shared it.

Will you be writing haiku during February this year?? I think I will try to write a post one every day. I may do so without comments to make it easier on myself this year. Instead of giving you all kinds of links and explanations I will just post my haiku. If you want to figure out what I am doing there are tons of posts on my blog like this one to explain it fully.

Ticking Senryu

sun dial,huge clock,big clock,outside clock,over-sized clock,

the ball drops
new goals and aspirations
the clock starts to tick
1-1-2016

 

So have you made any goals for the New Year? If you made a blogging or writing goal I’d love to hear about it in the comments. I made the resolution that I want to write 1 poem every day. Even if it sucks. If I can’t squeeze a poem out of myself then I at least need to write posts for my blog.

Also, don’t forget that it’s International Blog Delurking week!

 

New Haiku

new traditions
started in old houses
for the new year

January 1, 2016

New haiku for a new year. I hope you are enjoying the start to this year.

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Exercising Senryu

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newfangled sprayer
filling buckets with water
more exercise that way

 

Whenever things get difficult physically, I try to console myself with the fact that at least I am getting exercise.

 

Red, White, and Blue Haiku

4th of july fireworks

snaps, screams, and shivers
whistles from across town
Independence Day

 

I hope you all have a great 4th of July ~ Happy Independence Day my fellow Americans!

Haiku with Bling

CPAP mask on pillow

bling for his
birthday present
alert bracelet

I have bought three alert bracelets so far in my life. They were for other people. What kind of gifts do you give? I often give people books.

Cycling with Senryu

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too big
for his bicycle
we buy a new one

 

I have gotten to where I don’t want to post a poem if I don’t think it is top notch. I used to actually throw my poems out if I thought that they were not very good. But a friend pointed out that my poems showed my progress and I should keep them all. So I started doing that. I also often write a poem just for myself. Even if it is not in perfect form, or not likely to get published, I will write it and keep it because there are just some things I need to write down and record.

Couch Senryu

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towels on the floor
an explosion of color
I lay on the couch

 
 
Some days it is really hard to get off of the couch. Even when the chores are piling up. I did not look as fabulous as this Turkish gentleman when I wrote this poem. This painting hangs at the Nelson-Atkins Gallery.