Senryu 4


a blue day, no sun

shines down from a gray heaven

to warm my cold soul



(Note: Japanese Senryu—3 lines, 17 syllables. 1st line, 5 syllables; 2nd line,7 syllables; 3rd line 5 syllables. Subject matter usually the human condition.)


Have you ever had one of those days (or weeks or months or years) when life gets you down, and it feels as if it would be nice to just move on? Listening to “Jubilee” by Gretchen Peters… https://youtu.be/v8WiEO2u7Ao …a beautiful, but haunting song.


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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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