S: Senryu


Senryu (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. They possess no references to the natural world and thus stand out from nature/seasonal haiku. Here goes:


I use it often,

the best reason a Mum has.

“Because I said so.”


4 Comments Add yours

  1. right, that’s me all day 😊


  2. Liam says:

    So, not Spam poetry, after all.

    Sometimes “Because I Said So” is necessary to derail excessive explanations and negotiating.

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  3. CRD says:

    Haha…mom’s use this quite often…and they’r usually very convincing

    Liked by 1 person

  4. poetryfromtheinkwell says:

    This is my favorite form. Nicely done!

    Liked by 1 person

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