Friday, November 12, 2010

Haiku or Senryu Poems

Haiku (written) or Senryu (spoken or sang) are 3 line Japanese style short poems or songs with a 5-7-5 syllable pattern. There can be other variations like 3-5-3. Like Japanese minimalist culture, traditionally these poems focus on a single aspect of nature. Modern versions are not as strict.

Example: by Frank G. Poe, Jr.

Brown, dry, autumn leaves
Whispers, floating to the ground
Missing tree embrace

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