NaPoWriMo Day 12 A Senryu Poem

Senryu is a form of Japanese poetry, very similar to haiku. That is, it’s a short poem, generally three lines, and it has few words. Haiku are generally about Nature, whereas senryu are more likely to be about people, or a persons thoughts about something.

So, today, I was driving to my mother’s house for a visit and I saw something that made me think about what I had seen. My thoughts joined together and after driving a few kilometres further, I pulled over and wrote down this little verse.


motorcyclist racing next to train line

raising dust

and raising questions


So there it is. It may not be much, but it tells about what I saw and thought about, on seeing the dust and the person on the motorbike. Any thoughts from others concerning this gratefully received!


5 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo Day 12 A Senryu Poem

    • That’s getting there Eric, but I query your comment – ‘not senryu’ . This is closer than to meeting the criteria for senryu than my initial little poem.

      Thank you for your comment, and I look forward to many more!


  1. johnlmalone says:

    I like this little poem: it’s cheeky and it’s short. It works for me. You may have a gift for senryu more than haiku.


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