Tuesday, 24 July 2012

An afterthought...

Following on from my previous post, here's a non-traditional senryu.

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A senryu is a form of poetry that originates from Japan. Traditionally, it follows the same structure as a haiku and contains three lines and specific syllable count of 5- 7-5 . The haiku deals with nature whilst a senryu is primarily concerned with human nature and is often humorous or satirical in content.

The above is an example of a non-traditional senryu in that it follows a 3-5-3 syllable count.

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