Monday, April 21

Haiku vs. Senryu


senryū tend to be about human foibles while haiku tend to be about nature, and senryū are often cynical or darkly humorous while haiku are serious

Senryū is a similar poetry form [to Haiku] that emphasizes irony, satire, humor, and human foibles instead of seasons, and may or may not have kigo or kireji.


a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons.

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