Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines.
Each week, I like to highlight a poet who I call the Poet of the Week, who has shared an exceptional message, or shown an impassioned creativity through words or form. Poetry is all about perception, so don’t be shocked if you don’t feel the same way about a poem that I do. ❤
PLEASE NOTE: Don’t forget to count your syllables. Use this site: howmanysyllables.com. Click on the workshop tab. Then, copy and paste your poem into the box, and click “count syllables” at the bottom. If your poem does not have the correct syllable count I won’t consider your work for the Poet of the Week.
This week, I’ve chosen Shelly, from her blog, MyRedWineDiary.wordpress.com as the Poet of the Week for her Senryu poem.
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Haiku and Senryu can be confusing, but if you follow this easy chart above, and my instructions here: How to Write a Senryu poem in English, You should have a good grasp of the difference between the two forms.
Shelly’s senryu is perfect. That last line shows the “irony” of the moment. I would categorize this as a love poem from the first two lines.
When writing a Senryu, remember to make the human, not the world around him, your subject. Senryu was achieved through teasing and game playing so the tone of a senryu is always humorous, or even sarcastic. This is what Shelly did with her last line. It’s actually quite funny. 😀
longing as I was
to taste your awakening
sleep stole my intent
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Happy Summer! Write some poetry! ❤