senryu

Excerpt from "Pieces of Her Mind"

senryu:

Short, simple, to the point. Perhaps a one liner. Seventeen syllables or less with satire or irony describing a human condition.  Maybe 5-7-5? Maybe not.

Our description of senryu and what guided us in our work is:

senryu is a short poetic form of Japanese origin with a smooth, not staccato, flow that focuses on humans or the human condition in an often ironic, cynical, sharply witty, or satiric manner.

In this book, you'll find senryu of two, three and four lines of various syllable counts per line. All of these poems fit within the description above. 

A more detailed explanation of senryu can be found in "Pieces of Her Mind"






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