Gunpowder Plot – Senryu #2


Gunpowder Plot – Senryu #2


November The Fifth

The story unfolds again;

Will it ever die?



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


6 thoughts on “Gunpowder Plot – Senryu #2

  1. I do like your Senryu poem but hoped to hear an answer from someone…..
    As I always have wondered.
    So looking up Wikipedia I got much more info than I bargained for. Basically 1605 !! They tried to kill King James by blowing up the parliament and and Act was formed to celebrate his survival each 5th of November. Hmmm…that is quite a while ago.
    Does the Act still exist?
    😊🎉 Miriam

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    • It may well do, Miriam, as I doubt if it has ever been repealed. We (UK BBC tv) has just been showing a fairly major 3-part dramatised series of the story, and it still looms large in our social calendars, although it’s mainly an excuse nowadays for our younger generation to let off fireworks for weeks before and after November 5th.

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