Haiku / SenryuI have a personal interest in Haiku and Senryu. Both Haiku and Senryu are a poetic form, consisting of three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables each. Although Americans tend to call anything with the 5,7,5 syllable form "Haiku", technically, a Haiku must contain reference in some way to the cyclicality of life seasons and have a certain poignancy. If not, it is considered a Senryu.
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Senryu I Have writtenSeveral years ago, I forwarded a set of "error message haiku" to a friend. He wrote back, reminding me that I had sent the same set before. I apologized thusly:
Haiku in my mail
My friend thought that was fun and responded:
You mailed me a joke
I belong to a Yahoo list group called Writer Friends. Every couple of weeks, they publish a new set of writing prompts, including a topic, and a "poetry word". I've decided to respond to the latter in Senryu.
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