Sunday, May 21, 2006

A senryu*

East Village, Manhattan, May 21, 2006, by Michael

"How is your dessert?"
"Fine," she says, fully sated
Now, awkward silence



*Haiku are poems about nature. Senryu are poems about human nature. In Japanese, they both follow the same 5-7-5 syllable pattern.

I published this senryu on my blog about five months ago but didn't have a suitable photo to run with it. Now I do.

13 comments:

Lone Wolf said...

It was good to learn about Senryu.
The Senryu was very good and went well with the picture. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Michael said...

Thanks, Lone Wolf.

rdl said...

photo goes nicely. i didn't know about Senryu- interesting. Thanks.

Michael said...

And thank YOU, rdl!

isabel said...

thanks for the information. i have to tell me friend who writes Haiku that are really Senryu.

Justin said...

I love it! It says so little and so much. I hadn't heard of senryu either.

Michael said...

Thanks, guys!

isabel said...

oops! i meant "my friend", not 'me friend"...

Travis Jay Morgan said...

Desert - $7.50
Short Conversation - $taxes
Awkward silence - priceless.

bingo and betty said...

Excellent blog

Michael said...

Thank you, B+B, for the most kind words, and welcome to my blog!

Chiaki said...

Hello,Michael san

I am not so much thinking about these words but more, more I feel I am being part of some atomosphere that created in that space by thier presence. muzukashi eigo wa wakarimasuka?? arigato ne!!

Michael said...

Hello Chiaki-san,

Comment domo arigatou gozaimashita! Chiaki-san no eigo wa muzukashikunai ... kanjou wa yoku wakarimashita.