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senryu

(sĕnrēo͞o`), a Japanese poem structurally similar to the haikuhaiku
, an unrhymed Japanese poem recording the essence of a moment keenly perceived, in which nature is linked to human nature. It usually consists of 17 jion (Japanese symbol-sounds).
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 but primarily concerned with human nature. It is usually humorous or satiric. Used loosely, the term means a poem similar to the haiku that does not meet the criteria for haiku.
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In this social and cultural atmosphere, specialized magazines in the diverse fields of traditional Japanese-language poetry such as Tanka, Haiku, and Senryu were founded, and numerous works were created and enjoyed a welcoming reception.
Haiku and senryu, the latter, haiku's humorous twin form, are both written in just a few lines.
Gardner, The Blessing of Living in a Country Where There Are Senryu. Humor in the Response to Aum Shinrikyo, Asian Folklore Studies 61 (2002): 37.
Senryu is another unique form of Japanese poetry, kin to the more well known haiku.
The poems, inspired by Haiku and Senryu formats, seeks to express several views of the world from different voices to give readers a more inspiring look at the world in that their view is far from the only one that exists.
Hotel Gwales contains one section of haiku and senryu, printed three to a page, top and bottom poems justified on one side and the middle poem on the other.
Indeed, soon after the press in Edo reported the Zenkoji Earthquake, an irreverent verse (senryu) making a morbid joke about the wide variety of funeral services available in Shinano appeared.
This quarterly e-journal features Japanese short form poetry written in the English language, and contains original contributions from new poets and experienced haijin, with offerings in the English genres of haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, renku, and haiga.
Brito takes advantage of the relief from winter gloom to answer Basho with a senryu , or humorous haikai: a playful paraphrase of a normal haiku by Kikaku, one of the ten recognized disciples of Basho : 'Twilight: | fluttering along the city streets, | a butterfly!' (Blyth, ii, 264).
It's actually senryu, but Headline Senryu doesn't have the same ring to it.
The kabuki drama was adapted from an original written in about 1748 for the bunraku puppet theater by Takeda Izumo with Namiki So^Osuke (Senryu) and Miyoshi Sho^Oraku.