Gunpowder Plot – Senryu #1



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