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Best Senryu Poems

Below are the all-time best Senryu poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of senryu poems written by PoetrySoup members

Love Is Free

      a puppet dances

   to its own merry tune

    no strings attached

[Inspired by Jan Allison’s...

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Categories: freedom, love,

Premium Member Always Together
Two peas in a pod
One still on Earth, One with God
Together Always
Inspired By Nathan Leccese"s Contest "Two Peas In A Pod"

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Categories: husband, love, wife

Premium Member Full Moon on Christmas
Full moon on Christmas
Werewolf chasing Santa's sleigh --
   A howling good time

Not for any contest.  Just wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and...

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Categories: christmas,

Premium Member Existence
awkwardly I dance
because I have two left feet
hard to find partner

I watch you dancing
it seems you have two right feet
let us share some shoes

will you...

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Categories: beauty, dance, happiness, love,

Premium Member Masterpiece

 By James Marshall Goff



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Categories: peace

carved on a willow
carved on a willow
our love growing out of reach...

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Categories: loss, love, nostalgia, sad,

Oh To Have The Balls


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Categories: angst, gender,

optic mystic


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Categories: dark, introspection, light,



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Categories: fear, mental illness, science,

~ Injustice Moon Among Us ~

deeper than twilight
the moon to moon afterglow
a wave crush the mood
Stereotype motion
Two face under water 
Human injury 

(Senryu of Being...

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Categories: beautiful, dream, fantasy, love,

Premium Member Terrorism knows no Geography
hate knows no limits
Boston or Beirut Bombings
innocent ones die

in Paris or Pakistan
atrocities unlabeled
innocent ones die

Baghdad or Berlin
Lives should have the same value
innocent ones die

innocent ones...

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Categories: evil, international,

Premium Member LOVE IS BIND
poor puppet dances
to the tune of her master -
he’s pulling her strings!

Jan Allison
9th April 2015
Contest: - Judy Konos Get Your Senryu On
~awarded 1st place~

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Categories: humorous,

Premium Member My Simple Valentine Story
dancing clumsily -
shy blue cowboy eyes smiling. . . . 
he swept me away

marriage fast foreknown -
no proposal from his lips. . . . 

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Categories: devotion, love

The Voice


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Categories: emotions,

the first thanksgiving
steal their land
then dine with them....
no reservations needed

**for Chris Aechtner's Yet Another Senryu contest...

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© Deb Wilson  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: holiday, native american,

Bowing Out
       another star spent

 empty spot upon the stage

   when the spotlight fades

Author: Paul Callus ~ Apr'15

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Categories: star,

Premium Member You Choose Amnesia
you choose amnesia
self inflicted malady
I am the healer

term of endearment
now given to another
you try to forget

my fragrance lingers
love fights for recognition
sweet awakening

Eileen Manassian...

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Categories: emotions, memory,

Murmuring Softly


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Categories: animals

Premium Member in my red dream
a red butterfly
stirred me from my crimson sheets-

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: butterfly, dream,

Premium Member Life's Greatest Anguish

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Categories: pain, passion,

tears roll down her face
yet she grins from ear to ear -
extreme emotions

27th March 2015...

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Categories: emotions,

My maa touches my poems
My aged mother
she can't understand English...
feels my poems by touch

she touches the words
her frail fingers caressing...
smile in wrinkled face

'write a poem for me'--
'all the poems...

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© kash poet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: motherinspirational, poems,

Premium Member Euphoria

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: change, happiness, life, love,

Premium Member You May Not Agree
Oh the cock may crow
but hens deliver the goods...
more to life than sex.

© Harry J Horsman 2013  

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Categories: life,

Verlorene Tage/ Lost Days/ Días Perdidos
Tage verlieren sich
Im Nichts der vergehenden Zeit
Wie einsames Herbstlaub

Days vanish in oblivion
In nowhere of the passing time
Like solitary autumn foliage

Días se caen en olvido
En la...

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Categories: philosophyautumn,