Gunpowder Plot – Senryu #1
Let the fires be lit
Burn the Guy Fawkes effigy
Tell the tale again.
Senryū is a Japanese form of short poetry similar to haiku in construction: three lines with 17 syllables (usually 5 – 7- 5). Senryū tend to be about human foibles while haiku tend to be about nature, and senryū are often more cynical or darkly humorous than haiku.
Note: Adapted from Wikipedia
Ah I did wonder, not being familiar with oriental forms, a layman’s guide to Japanese poetry forms is what’s needed ? Thank you Roland.
Thank you for commenting, Nigel. Have a good weekend – have your earplugs at the ready.