Continuing my own experimentations with a variety of different verse forms, here is my further attempt at a SENRYU . . .
Senryū is a Japanese form of short poetry similar to haiku in construction: three lines with 17 morae (syllables). Senryū tend to be about human foibles while haiku tend to be about nature, and senryū are often cynical or darkly humorous while haiku are more serious. Wikipedia
Rejoice in friendship Brotherly love always wins Over self and pride.
Not quite the chair she sat in
the burnished gold
Of its throne proud prow so prominent
promising power and privilege but nevertheless a statement burned on the water of its thames-side berth
a metaphor proudly protesting the humility of being ordinary of being old yet proud with the magnificence of age the decadence of time the innocence of resurrection
NOTE: T.S.Eliot, in his poem, ‘The Waste Land’ (Lines 77-79: Part II. A Game of Chess) quotes Enorbarbus, who, inAct II, Scene 2 of Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ describes Cleopatra’s royal barge as it appeared when she first pursued Marc Antony:’The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne, Burned in the water. The poop was beaten gold.’