Tag Archives: #Senryu

Procrastination Haiku (W.I.P.)

I was going to

write a haiku about Pro—

Pea TV Poetry Prompt – on the rollercoaster. #Senryu

“I wanna get off:

my lunch is threatening ‘out’,

and I have to peeeeeeeeeeee!”

“No Haiku, Today.”

I left out a note

for Ernie, fastest poet,

“No Haiku, Today.”

.

He left Senryu,

four of them, all in a row –

well, what could I say?

Seven days of seven Haiku a day – Day 7

Well, it’s nearly done,

just these last seven Haiku,

or Senryu things.

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Have I convinced you?

That Haiku and Senryu

are such worthy foes?

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Or has this been naff?

So many questions, just for you –

and so few answers.

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Anyway you look,

it’s very neatly over,

and you can relax.

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In a darkened room,

with a glass of aubergines

or something like that.

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Winding down slowly,

and easing off the throttle,

braking gradually.

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Driving metaphors –

I ask you, what are they like?

As if that mattered.

Seven days of seven Haiku a day – Day 6

Day six of seven,

and still no landing in sight –

ahoy there, mateys!

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Well, I said ‘silly’,

and, so, silly it has been,

with the odd stale bit.

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When I say, ‘stale bit’

I really meant ‘serious’

but it was too long.

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So, now here we are,

on the middle Haiku part

and you’re all at sea.

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My mixed metaphors

(similar to similes)

can confuse people.

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When I say, ‘people’

that may or may not include

someone that you know.

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Seventh Haiku starts

in much the same vein, because

that is how I write.

Seven days of seven Haiku a day – Day 4

Autumn’s mist arrives,

adds a cool chill to the air,

and then leaves us … leaves.

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That is a Haiku;

it is in no way funny,

and tales of Nature.

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I can do Haiku;

though for a while they were not –

as they were silly.

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Now, if I have to,

I can write serious things,

and leave puns behind.

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The Sun rose tofday;

but it did so quite unseen

due to the mizzle.

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“This’ll confuse them.”

said the Sun in his ‘hot’ voice.

Well, we had no choice

.

but to be confused.

We stared at the dusty sky,

then went back to bed.

Seven days of seven Haiku a day – Day 3

I almost forgot!

I’ve seven Haiku to write

and it’s almost two.

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Of the Clock I mean,

in the afternoon, lunchtime –

if lunch is had late.

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What a state I’m in;

without a single idea

of what I’m to write.

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I’d hate to fail now,

on the third day of seven

having just started.

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Better make a start,

then I can catch up later,

before midnight comes.

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But, on what subject?

Telekinesis? Maybe…

but ‘probably’ not.

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I know, it’s simple,

I’ll write some quick Senryu

about fluffy ducks.

G:)

Seven days of seven Haiku a day – Day 2

Day 1 Haikus / Senryus here

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So, here is day two;

the second day of seven,

you can do the math.

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And what has happened?

I mean, have there been changes?

Or is all the same?

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Never mind all that,

let us continue to write:

seven more haiku.

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I know, ‘Senryu!’

There’s not a large difference,

just a state of style.

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Humorous poems,

where there’s a lightness of touch,

and maybe a pun.

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Not that puns matter –

hash-tag puns matter I write,

because I do care.

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And seven now done;

and what have we achieved here …

remains to be seen.

.

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Day 1 Haikus / Senryus here.

Seven days of seven Haiku a day – day 1

Seven Haiku days

all in a row – so ‘no’ gaps;

that makes forty-nine.

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Senryu are fine –

or a mixture of both types

is also okay.

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Starting with the first,

I shall follow a sequence –

but not a seance.

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As you can tell here,

my verses are Senryu

which means they’re funny.

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I do serious

as often as I shower –

that is once a year.

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Okay, maybe not;

it’s maybe more frequently

twice or thrice even.

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So, on with the write,

making sure my syllables

add up exactly.

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http://2 https://graemesandford.com/2021/09/23/seven-days-of-seven-haiku-a-day-day-2/ via @Graeme_Sandford

Wed-nes-day Sen-ry-u

Wed-nes-day: Bin Day;

since ‘twas Midnight, I would say;

but, that’s just my way.