Haiku and Senryu

This is where I will keep all of my Haiku and Senryu.  I will be updating this page regularly as I compose more of these poems.

 The latest poems are always added to the top of the page.


 Haiku and Senryu are both a traditional form of poetry. 

 At the simplest level, haiku are verse about nature and humanity, written in a 5-7-5 syllable pattern, while senryu are haiku-like verse but not necessarily about nature.


Selfish secrets threaten

the once sacred truth of life.

Scorned lies now rule.
 
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I've worked all year

I deserve peace and quiet

So leave me alone!

 
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I hear The Beach Boys
 
I have no choice but to dance

My heart can't stand still
 

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Wisdom mixed with truth,

Humour and viewpoints on life.

Such are blogs today.

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Heads bowed in sorrow.
 
A house built with love, destroyed.
 
 Time to say goodbye.
 
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Curious brown eyes open
 
A new home and a new life
 
A surprise for all
 

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Sitting on gold sand,

Eating greasy fish and chips.

Fine dining, beach style.
  

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Watching romance films

Kissing and snuggling together

Love on a settee

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Girls sing-song laughter 
 

Threading yards of daisy chains

Spring jewels on display

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New fathers must learn
  
Never wake a sleeping baby
 
Mothers need rest too

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Smile.  Remember to smile. 
 
Laugh at all of the his jokes. 
 
First dates are the worst

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She never suspected 
 
that she was a handy cover
 
and that he was gay

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Always lost for words

Accusations within silences

Voiceless is this torture 

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Do I care too much?

Or do you care too little?

Careful carelessness 

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Sour is my sorrow
 
Honeyed thoughts of happier days
 
Grief is bittersweet

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Look ahead, my eyes
 
Tomorrow is upon us
 
Darkness nears it's end
 

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To see a great fish

Look to the deep ocean streams

Puddles are empty

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Gold streams of sunlight

Warms humanity from the outside in

Removes nights shadow

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Walking in the rain

The water falling from the sky

Cooling burning tears

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Who wishes on stars

Dreams the dreams of tomorrow

Come true today

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My love, are you near?

I am here crying out for you

Do not make me wait

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Offences abounding

Shout and burn an effigy

Stake your claim of hate.


 
 
(c) Bev 2007 - 2008