Senryu 1, 2, and 3

the days march along
flying faster as they pass
till I breathe my last

when my life’s time ends
will my soul find contentment
or haunt night’s sloe gloom

eternal unrest
is that what my death will bring
or an aught of peace

©2021 KT Workman

(Note: Japanese Senryu—Contains 3 lines, 17 syllables. 1st line, 5 syllables; 2nd line,7 syllables; 3rd line 5 syllables. Subject matter usually the human condition. There are three related senyrus posted here.)


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KT Workman

KT Workman grew up in the rural South without the benefit of cell phones or the Internet, a time and place that has heavily influenced her writing. To this day, when she puts pen to paper—or fingers to keyboard—nine times out of ten her mind veers south onto that old, familiar road. It goes home. KT resides in Arkansas where she writes a wide variety of gothic and speculative fiction, poetry, and dabbles in watercolor painting and amateur photography.

5 thoughts on “Senryu 1, 2, and 3”

    1. Thank you, J. I recently took an online poetry writing class, and was amazed at how many forms there are. I thought some people would like knowing how a poem should be structured, according to it’s form.

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