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Senryu Definition

Poetry Definition of Senryu

A short Japanese style poem, similar to haiku in structure, however, senryû tend to be about human foibles while haiku tend to be about nature, and senryû are often cynical or darkly humorous and satiric while haiku are serious.


The robber,
if I catch,
my own son

Top 5 Senryu Poem Examples

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories
Premium Member Poem Love Is Free Callus, Paul Senryufreedom, love,
Premium Member Poem Always Together Esquire, HGarvey Daniel Senryuhusband, love, wife
Premium Member Poem Masterpiece Goff, James Marshall Senryupeace
carved on a willow Elpusan, Rickie Senryuloss, love, nostalgia, sad,
Premium Member Poem Existence Lamoureux, Richard Senryubeauty, dance, happiness, love,

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