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English experiential poet of open verse& creator of the FOOTLE (singular form)&EMAGI digital reverse ekphrasis.A regular @PS since 2007 ,with 9500+ poems posted&sponsor of 1260 contests ( Amazon books- (500+) reviews)GOOGLE my POETRY BLOGS @ an Ekphrasis e-book for free @







SENRYU the alternative to haiku?

Blog Posted:6/8/2017 2:05:00 PM

The PS definitions for the senryu is a little limited , so those interested may care to check out these to links


is a very helpful article with many examples and explanations and is well worth a visit.


is a short Wiki page on this form and contains some excellent references to links and books on this delightful tercet form of Japanese origin

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12/7/2023 SATIE the music Ekphrasismusic,
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12/7/2023 A SINGLE WORD abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz Abecedarianword play,
12/7/2023 OPEN VERSE NO 22 Versepoetry,
12/6/2023 OPEN VERSE NO 21 Versepoetry,
12/5/2023 A FAV VERSE recitation Versepoetry,
12/5/2023 END TIMES a 14 line VERSE Versechristian,heaven,
12/5/2023 A demi-SONNET verse Versefaith,
12/5/2023 A FIVE LINER Verse Versepoetry,
12/5/2023 A QUATRAIN englyn VERSE Versepoetry,
12/5/2023 A UNRHYMED COUPLET VERSE Versepoetry,
12/5/2023 ONE LINER VERSE music ekphraisis Versemusic,
12/5/2023 OPEN VERSE NO 20 Versepoetry,
12/4/2023 HAIGA the VERTICAL HIKU Didacticart,poetry,
12/4/2023 VERTICAL VISUAL VERSE Verseimagery,poetry,
12/4/2023 FOOTLE the TROCHAIC verse Versepoetry,
12/4/2023 A VERBLESS VERSE hiku Versepoetry,word play,
12/4/2023 OPEN VERSE NO 19 Versepoetry,
12/3/2023 OPEN VERSE NO 18 Versepoetry,
12/2/2023 OPEN VERSE NO 17 Versepoetry,
12/2/2023 MIST a wordless VERSE Imagismweather,
12/1/2023 CINQUAIN SEQUENCE VERSE Versedream,
12/1/2023 A VERSE ekphrasis Verseart,
12/1/2023 PERSONIFICATION in Verse Versefriendship,
12/1/2023 OPEN VERSE NO 16 Versepoetry,
11/30/2023 OPEN VERSE NO 15 Versepoetry,
11/29/2023 OPEN VERSE 13-14 Versepoetry,
11/28/2023 A HAIBUN envelope Didacticpoetry,
11/28/2023 OPEN VERSE 11-12 Versepoverty,
11/27/2023 OPEN VERSE 9-10 Versepoetry,
11/26/2023 OPEN VERSE 7-8 Versepoetry,
11/25/2023 OPEN VERSE 5-6 Versepoetry,
11/24/2023 OPEN VERSE 3-4 Versepoetry,
11/23/2023 OPEN VERSE 1-2 Versepoetry,
11/18/2023 INSPIRATION Versechristian,words,
11/15/2023 VANITIES-TRANSFORMATION Versepoetry,
11/12/2023 REVERIE Ekphrasisart,
11/12/2023 CONSCIOUSNESS Versepoetry,
11/10/2023 CLEVER CREATIVE-a tribute Shapepeople,poetry,
11/10/2023 SITUATIONS-SURFACES Versepoetry,
11/10/2023 ARRESTED MOMENTS -pollock Ekphrasisart,
11/9/2023 INGENUITY - PROTOCOL Versepoetry,
11/8/2023 FIXTURES-SERENITY Versepoetry,
11/7/2023 TRANSFIGURED Versepoetry,
11/6/2023 Tetractys the Difficult Bit Didacticpoetry,word play,
11/6/2023 Growing Up Rhymechildhood,
11/5/2023 Her Smile Ekphrasisart,
11/5/2023 Interventions Versepoetry,
11/4/2023 Thanks Giving Quatrainthanksgiving,
11/4/2023 Marvellous Metaphysical Tristichword play,
11/4/2023 Metaphysical Muse Tristichlove,
11/3/2023 Winter Hiku Haikutree,winter,
11/2/2023 Languishing Versepoetry,
11/2/2023 Labyrinthine Ekphrasisart,people,
11/2/2023 Purposes Versepoetry,
11/1/2023 Marginalia Versepoetry,
10/29/2023 Contemplations August Macke Ekphrasisart,
10/29/2023 An Artful Way of Life Bioart,
10/28/2023 Cheers For Hidden Stories Verseinspiration,poetry,
10/28/2023 Impulses Versepoetry,
10/27/2023 Hymn Form Eight Lines Down Versepoetry,
10/27/2023 Designs Versepoetry,
10/25/2023 Reverie An Ekphrasis Verseart,
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10/23/2023 Passions Versepoetry,
10/20/2023 Transcripts Verseaugust,poetry,
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