Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Poetry Wednesday--A. Thomas Hawkins

Sarcasm Senryu 


A Senryu is a 3-line Japanese poem, unrhymed,  with a human subject-matter, whereas a traditional haiku has the familiar 5-7-5 syllable format and talks about nature, not humanity.

The senryu above is ingenious in that it consists of only 3 words, and still manages to get across the idea of sarcasm, with the help of the title. The original can be read at Hello Poetry.

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