Saturday, March 04, 2006

More Senryu Fun

Like haiku, senryu involve capturing a single moment of perception which contains some kind of a contrast. Often times when reading senryu I don't find the contrast right away, but I usually at least have some kind of intuitive 'feel' for what it is. Anyway I found these laying around and when I looked at them found I had the 'jeweler's eye'. So I spruced them up and here they are.


reading a haiku
about swirling dust-
I sneeze

beneath the robes
of a young Buddist monk-
Birkenstocks

smelling
like his diaper is full-
my son smiles

on the platform-
the scowl of a woman
who missed the train

old man pedals-
wooden cane swinging
from the handlebars
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