The Daily Haiku Goes Senryu–July 5 through 10

Dear Friends and Followers,

Beginning July 5, I will be traveling on business, so I am posting a senryu for each day in advance. If you’ve been reading my informational posts about haiku, you already know what senryu is. It has the same form as haiku, but it originated in the 1700s in Japan, about one hundred years after haiku.

Senryu’s focus is human nature and its weaknesses, and it is often humorous. Some haikuists do not differentiate between haiku and senryu, but just consider it haiku. I make a distinction in my book, Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All. Senryu should always be written with skill, just like haiku. It often has wordplay. Senryu isn’t in poor taste or insulting. It should be art, just like haiku.

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I am posting my poems for the first time on The Daily Haiku. After July 10, I will go back to posting the haiku and senryu of the dozens of great haikuists you’ve come to know through The Daily Haiku posts.

Below are six senryu. I hope you enjoy senryu just as much as I do. May you find delight and peace through them. And, may you find joy, peace, and inspiration for haiku and senryu through your summertime celebrations! Best Wishes, Charlotte Digregorio

leaving the bank

with six figures

on the odometer

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walking through the zoo . . .

i keep my problems

in proportion

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pruning

the bonsai . . .

my knotty life

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at the greasy spoon . . .

he rehashes

his divorce

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class reunion . . .

i recognize

his swagger

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approaching

the clerk

“next window”

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Copyright 2015 by Charlotte Digregorio.

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Daily Haiku, July 4, 2015

swollen moon
the sudden urge
to push

by Francine Banwarth, Editor of Frogpond,  journal of the Haiku Society of America

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Daily Haiku, July 3, 2015

flurries
telling her headstone
he cheated

                                         by Roberta Beary

                                                 www.robertabeary.com

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Daily Haiku, July 2, 2015

cherry orchard–
raining white blossoms
with each ax swing

                                                by Cynthia Cechota

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Daily Haiku, July 1, 2015

winter stars . . .

the name of my father

of my father’s father

                                                 by Chad Lee Robinson, Author of The Deep End of the Sky

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Daily Haiku, June 30, 2015

smallest mallard

sharing an elderly man’s

ham sandwich

                                                   by Margaret Peacock, Author of  A Poem Called Lost

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Daily Haiku, June 29, 2015

in the rain gutter too
wildflowers
have sprouted

by Issa (translated by David G. Lanoue)

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