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  Haiku or Senryu? How to Tell the Difference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
You are ready to submit your haiku to a competition that has haiku and senryu categories.
George points out that his poem "has humor, yet it is a haiku and not a senryu.
Quote re senryu is from her March 13, 1999 letter to me.
members.tripod.com /~Startag/HkSenDiff.html   (817 words)

  Learn more about Senryu in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Senryu (川柳) is a Japanese form of poetry similar to haiku in construction: three lines with a syllable pattern of 5-7-5.
However senryu tend to be about human foibles while haiku tend to be about nature.
Paul H. Henry has called for the deprecation of humorous senryu in the English language in favor of the limerick.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /s/se/senryu.html   (168 words)

 What is Senryu? by Robert Wilson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Yes, senryu is usuallyequated with humorous content and haiku with observations of nature.
Senryu lived during a time when a lot of his countrymen were feeling oppressed by the government's strict rules and rigidities.
It is a senryu because its focus is more on the human condition as delicately evidenced by the mothers excesses.
www.dalityapi.com /makata/senryu.html   (993 words)

 Senryu by Dean Blehert
A senryu (and forgive me, those in the know, if, perhaps, "senryu" is only the plural usage) is haiku-sized and formated, usually three lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables, though that's not an absolute requirement.
Senryu deals more with relationships among humans, with manners, social issues, philosophical conclusions, witticism, etc. Haiku may be funny, but they do not go after laughs with wit or punchlines.
On Haiku (Senryu that parody or allude to haiku)
www.blehert.com /poems/haiku/senryu.html   (321 words)

 Simply Haiku: Quarterly Journal of Japanese Short Form Poetry ~ Feature
But the point is that senryu, despite its uneven quality, was to have a marked influence on the turn haiku would take in the latter part of the 20th and into the 21st century—primarily among English-language poets, but now it is being written internationally.
As haiku and senryu are both concerned with pointing out significance in seemingly "insignificant" matters which make up our daily existence, it is inevitable that each has something to offer the other and that, on occasion, over-lappings are produced—borderline poems—where absolute distinction between haiku and senryu is difficult to determine.
Blyth explains that this senryu is about a low-paid prostitute called a night-hawk who performs her job out in the street on a straw mat.
poetrylives.com /SimplyHaiku/SHv3n3/features/anita_virgil_senryu.html   (4083 words)

Senryu is a rock quintet from Knoxville, TN, who have been together, unofficially, for 3 years refining their sound and learning how to play live shows that leave a mark on people.
Senryu consists of Wil Wright, singer/rhythm guitarist, who was recently voted runner up for 'Best songwriter in Knoxville TN' behind the legendary Scott Miller, of the V-roys.
In late March, Senryu released their first self-produced album, titled 'Stars and Garters' has been acclaimed by all critics who have listened thus far, and has sold copies in 5 states.
www.mbus.com /bands/genadm/Senryu.htm   (201 words)

Senryu is Wil Wright, Lori Maxwell, and Steven Rodgers...each doing all sorts of neat things dealing with instruments and voices and variations on the twist.
Senryu is under the spiritual guidance of master Jeff McClain.
More than music, Senryu's sound is influenced by things like the circus, chaos, magicians, parades, catastrophe, changing leaves, blood, confetti, blood mixed with confetti, and christmas morning.
www.myspace.com /senryu   (1058 words)

 The Official Senryu Taiko @ UCR Page
"Senryu" is made up of two separate kanji characters-"river" and "willow" respectively.
A senryu is a type of Japanese structured poem that can depict just about anything - from nature to political satire.
Throughout the year, Senryu has been devoted in sharing their love for taiko around the UCR campus, Riverside County, and other Inland cities.
www.senryutaiko.com /history.html   (233 words)

 Alexis Iffert on John Dunphy
Basically, a senryu is a poem very similar to a haiku that does not meet the exact criteria for haiku.
The second senryu is a little more spelled out but it also deals with the aftermath of the abuse rather than the process.
These haiku and senryu were used as a link to people everywhere who shared in the terror of the incident.
www.millikin.edu /haiku/writerprofiles/IffertOnDunphy.html   (1413 words)

 Senryu: Definitions, Examples, Links
Senryu in Japanese means "River Willow." It is the pen name of the most famous poet who conducted maekuzuki (linking contests) has been given to this genre in his dubious honor.
Because haiku and senryu are written much alike, often on the same subjects and usually by the same authors, great controversies have ensued over which is what.
Actually, if one must differentiate, the senryu form is satiric, concerned with poking fun at human behavior as opposed to the profound, sublime world of nature where haiku shine.
raysweb.net /senryu/definitions.html   (592 words)

 Erin Crow on Alan Pizzarelli
As defined in The Haiku Handbook, senryu is a form of haiku that humorously or satirically focuses on human affairs (Higginson 293).
Senryu is very similar in that there is no set pattern besides the common three lines.
When asked what his favorite haiku and senryu were, he responded with, "I do not think in terms of favorite poems (I like them all equally.)." He referred to the following as one of his most popular haiku and senryu, respectively.
www.millikin.edu /haiku/writerprofiles/CrowOnPizzarelli.html   (2097 words)

 Light Verse from the Floating World; An Anthology of Premodern Japanese Senryu;
Similar in form to the well-known, more serious haiku, the satirical—and often humorous—poems known as senryu have received little scholarly attention because most were written by anonymous amateur poets and were therefore considered popular literature unworthy of serious study.
Senryu are interesting, however, precisely because they reflect the thoughts and feelings of ordinary townspeople in a way that other more orthodox types of Japanese literature do not.
In his introduction on the nature and historical background of the form, Makoto Ueda explores the elements of humor and satire contained in senryu, highlighting the mores that lie behind the laughter the poems evince.
www.columbia.edu /cu/cup/catalog/data/023111/0231115504.HTM   (348 words)

 Simply Haiku: An E-Journal - Introduction to Senryu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Senryu is a short poetic genre which focuses on people.
Even when senryu depict living things such as animals, insects, and plant life, or when they depict inanimate objects, they are portrayed with the emphasis on their human attributes.
Senryu are not all strictly intended to be humorous.
www.poetrylives.com /SimplyHaiku/SHpages/introduction_senryu.html   (209 words)

 Senryū - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some senryu skirt the line between haiku and senryu.
The following senryu by Shūji Terayama copies the haiku structure faithfully, down to a blatantly obvious kigo, but on closer inspection is absurd in its content:
Blyth, translator, "Senryu: Japanese Satirical Verses", The Hokuseido Press, ISBN 0837129583 [1949, 230 pp, Incl.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Senryu   (628 words)

 Some Senryu about Go
The senryu, on the other hand, is intensely personal, sharp and often scathing in its implications.
Here the mechanism of the senryu seems to operate like that of a clockwork toy: a pin (the accident at home) trips a lever that actuates two figures that zip off in different directions, make a complicated pattern, then return to the centre.
When this senryu was written, a lord could still vent with a sword his feelings on a commoner.
www.kiseido.com /senryu.htm   (1590 words)

 Haiku Society of America
Submissions: Submit each senryu on three separate 3" x 5" index cards, two with the senryu only (for anonymous judging), the third with the senryu and the author's name, address, phone number and/or e-mail in the upper left-hand corner.
Senryu not submitted on 3" x 5" index cards will not be accepted.
Each year the Haiku Society of America publishes an anthology of haiku and senryu by members, edited and produced by an editor or coeditors appointed by the executive committee.
www.hsa-haiku.org /res-hsa-contests.htm   (2658 words)

 senryu - HighBeam Encyclopedia
SENRYU [senryu], a Japanese poem structurally similar to the haiku but primarily concerned with human nature.
Used loosely, the term means a poem similar to the haiku that does not meet the criteria for haiku.
"The blessing of living in a country where there are senryu!" humor in the response to Aum Shinrikyo.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-senryu.html   (218 words)

 North Carolina Haiku Society
Upstate Dim Sum, a biannual anthology of haiku and senryu from the Route 9 haiku group: Hilary Tann, John Stevenson, Tom Clausen, and Yu Chang.
Senryu have often been regarded as a lesser kind of poetry, but some poets and editors are taking a fresh look at these sometimes funny, sometimes fierce little poems.
Senryu, a clear and cogent essay by Anita Virgil, from the Autumn 2005 issue of Simply Haiku.
nc-haiku.org /links.htm   (2796 words)

SENRYU FANS: After you're done scouring Senryumagic for all of the Senryu and the magic that you can handle, go to www.underworldunited.com and prepare to interact with other Senryu lovers.
On the UU you will be able to access video and photos of recent Senryu shows/events, exclusive mp3's, awesome give-aways, and most importantly, interact with Senryu fans around the globe at the UU forum.
Senryu welcomes Daniel Harts band, The Physics of Meaning (with Radiant Darling) to The Pilot Light.
blog.myspace.com /index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&friendID=5582536&MyToken=7b120e94-9566-4103-a243-54388d2888b7ML   (1091 words)

 KnoxNews: Columnists
Though obvious factors such as rotating rosters and emphasis on certain instruments have played a key role in Senryu's development, the group members claim their major adjustments result from live shows.
Senryu notes that rare stripped-down shows such as this give the band room to experiment.
Wright of freedom: Senryu frontman Wil Wright, right, with bandmate Lori Maxwell, is liberated by the eternal reinvention of his group.
www.knoxnews.com /kns/entertainment_columnists/article/0,1406,KNS_360_4774590,00.html   (619 words)

 Senryu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Senryu is a Japanese form of poetry similar to the haiku, since it is made up of only three lines with the same syllable pattern of 5-7-5.
It is the subject matter that makes a senryu different.
First let's look at how a senryu breaks down into a total of seventeen syllables.
www.edhelper.com /ReadingComprehension_27_82.html   (158 words)

 Shadow Poetry -- Resources -- Haiku and Senryu
The primary difference between haiku and senryu is the tone.
Senryu is much more concerned with human nature, political issues, and satiric humor (making fun of things).
The major difference between haiku and senryu is the tone.
www.shadowpoetry.com /resources/haiku/haiku.html   (1851 words)

 Mangajin Online Magazine e-Zine; Humorous Haiku   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
While haiku were traditionally written about nature or the changing seasons, senryu began as observations of people, human nature, or society.
Senryu took its name from Karai Senryu (1718 - 1790), the most famous collector and publisher of senryu.
The 5 - 7 - 5 pattern is the same as haiku, and to the uninitiated the distinction might seem tenuous, but for practical purposes, if it's humorous, it's senryu.
www.mangajin.com /ezine/Haiku/Haiku.htm   (257 words)

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