Senyru Poetry, A Fresh Poetry Form 2 Learn

What are Senyru?

According to

Senyru are like haiku, except they reveal an aspect of human nature juxtaposed with an image of nature. In contrast, haiku are short Japanese poems that invite us into a shared experience of nature. Both haiku and senryu are expressions of what is called the “haiku moment.” They are a moment of clarity that is similar to the meaning of “awe” in English. They are simple poems that can be said in one breath. In the Japanese tradition, seasonal words are associated with haiku. The use of seasonal words may or may not be used in the senyru genre of poetry.


Jingle’s first try on Senyru:

Flying up high

In boundless sky, we fall and

sing, thus comes spring.

One (1) Senyru written by The Height of Awesomeness at :

Shivering in winter,

On cold ice, barefoot I met her,

A look! thus began summer.

Four (4) Senyru by Poems to the Ocean at:

#1: Slow:

Slow exploration

With your tongue between my lips

Softly caressing.

#2: softly

I want to touch you ,

softly, only with my tongue ,

slowly exploring.

#3: exotic

Silky, velvety

Soft, smooth, fragrant, melodic

Woman exotic

#4: Can you play tonight?

Lips slide, kisses glide ,

into unspoken moonlight..

Can you play tonight?


Thank You for reading and commenting!

Happy Monday!

Please visit two poets mentioned here to view their original work…

28 thoughts on “Senyru Poetry, A Fresh Poetry Form 2 Learn

  1. WOW! Some “cool” stuff here…and, and…some H O T Stuff Also!

    Sitting high on tree limb
    I whistled loudly
    Leaves fell
    And so did snow


  2. thanks for referring me here, jingle. I hope you enjoy writing senyru. You just inspired a new thought in me. do check on my new post. 🙂 Wonderful writing btw!

  3. Very nice, Jingle…
    I truly like this. thanks for sharing.
    your first is priceless and I love the four sensual one too.

  4. WOW! There is going to be a hot time in the old time tonight. LOL Excellent job done on your first Senyru, Jingle. They are all outstanding, but #1 is more on my speed, if you know what I mean. Now you younger people I am sure is in tune with the others. However, I did like them too. hehehehehehehe

    1. Viola:

      I understand you completely…
      those are very hot and not in your speed of course..
      Glad that you like mine..
      Happy Monday 2 u.

  5. Thanks Jingle! I love learning new things! I even gave it a try! Also enjoyed reading those at the links you provided Thanks again so much and Happy Monday to you!

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