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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


Premium Member Senryu- in my red dream
a red butterfly
stirred me from my crimson sheets-
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Categories: butterfly, dream,
Form: Senryu



Of Ink
   Partial Paper
 -A poet in heat-

Ink carries its own tale,
When moonshine intoxicates your pen
Bottles of ink fill your mind
Composing symphonies on every...

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Categories: senryu, beauty, feelings, inspirational, life, poetry, power,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Love Is Free

      a puppet dances

   to its own merry tune

    no strings attached

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[Inspired by Jan Allison’s...

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Categories: freedom, love,
Form: Senryu
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
Form: Senryu
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,
Form: Senryu



Premium Member As One Together
moon and stars above
warm summer night breeze blowing
arms wrapped around me
closeness makes my body weak
your breath, the warm breeze, I melt

our hearts together
beat now as...

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Categories: senryu, happiness, love, uplifting,
Form: Tanka
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,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Masterpiece
Masterpiece

 By James Marshall Goff





picture 

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Categories: peace
Form: Senryu
carved on a willow
carved on a willow
our love growing out of reach...

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Categories: loss, love, nostalgia, sad, time,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member unmedicated


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Categories: fear, mental illness, science, suicide,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Oh To Have The Balls



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Categories: angst, gender,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member optic mystic


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Categories: dark, introspection, light,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Los Marbles



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Categories: me, mental illness, poetry,
Form: Senryu
DRUNKEN MOON
~ 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, mirror, sea,
Form: Senryu
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,
Form: Senryu
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,
Form: Senryu
Sweet Child Of Mine
     As I watched my daughter playing with her son, I couldn't help but see myself in her. I still think...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: senryu, daughter, grandson, love,
Form: Haibun
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. . . . 
just...

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Categories: devotion, love
Form: Senryu
Premium Member The Voice


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Categories: emotions,
Form: Senryu
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,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Bowing Out
       another star spent

 empty spot upon the stage

   when the spotlight fades


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Author: Paul Callus ~ Apr'15
Contest:...

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Categories: star,
Form: Senryu
Murmuring Softly
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Categories: animals
Form: Senryu
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,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Life's Greatest Anguish
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Categories: pain, passion,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Euphoria
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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: change, happiness, life, love,
Form: Senryu