Haiku & Senryu

Many thanks to Frank for hosting this challenge. This week, Frank J. Tassone’s Haikai Challenge is a Spring Trinity Challenge:

2/20remaining snow (zansetsu)
2/27Snow moon (Yuki no tsuki)
3/6waters warming (mizu nurumu)

Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that allude to any of these kigo .

Here’s how the challenge works:

1. write the haikai poem of your choice.
2. post the link of your post to Mister Linky.
3. pingback by posting the link to the challenge on your site.
4. read and comment on other contributors’ posts.

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Remaining Snow (zansetsu) – haiku

From remaining snow—
purple crocus burgeoning
nature awakens

©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro
Image by Pezibear from Pixabay

Snow Moon (Yuki no tuski) haiku

The snow moon glistens
betwixt endless tree shadows
wolf stalks his dinner

©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro
Image by Peter Selbach from Pixabay

waters warming (mizu nurumu) senryu

still waters warming— 
I turn, craving your caress
your snores wake the dead

©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro

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Author: Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called Tanka Tuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, tanka prose, renga, solo-renga, haibun, cinquain, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger’s hexastich, Abhanga, and diatelle poetry. Colleen's syllabic poetry has appeared in “Hedgerow, a journal of small poems,” and in various other online publications. She’s won many awards from participating in the Carrot Ranch Rodeo, a yearly 99-word flash fiction contest sponsored by carrotranch.com, an online writing community. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for Carrot Ranch. Colleen has published a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020” published by Plaisted Publishing House. Colleen Chesebro’s poetry blog is called Word Craft – Prose & Poetry at https://wordcraftpoetry.com/ Her author blog is found at https://colleenchesebro.com where you will find her poetry and short stories.

17 thoughts on “Haiku & Senryu”

  1. You had spring and a wolf finding a winter dinner, but your snores wake the dead line had me cracking up! I enjoyed these, Colleen.

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    1. LOL! That’s a Senryu! They should be ironic. Some Senryu are pretty raunchy. The Japanese have a great sense of humor. We will work on our Senryu. There’s a poet, Afterwards blog. He writes the best Senryu! 🤣❤️


  2. Enjoyed the first two. And can very much relate to the last one! Though not often I have woken myself from my own snoring! I still think ‘His’ are more often and louder!! 😉

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      1. Maybe we need them beds that automatically ‘lift’ the snorer? I just can’t imagine though how to deal with those fitted sheets and the ‘gap’ in the mattresses (well if there is one…)

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      2. 😀 I remember some time ago that there was this thing you could put between beds you were putting together. Sort of like the crumb catchers you can put between your stove and kitchen counters. But the beds that aren’t separate and are only split half way down… unless they all are two separate mattresses?? I dunno? 😉

        How’s your hubby today? Hope he is feeling better. With you caring for him he should be up and about quickly 😀

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