Sunday, November 27, 2005

I: 001

first Sunday
after Thanksgiving --
only the dog wants turkey

Welcome. With this post, the daily weblog
"simply senryu" is officially launched.

Every day, your host dagosan will post a senryu
poem, for your perusal -- and, it's hoped, your
enjoyment or edification. Because the concepts are
related and often linked (and blurred), here are quick
definitions of "haiku" and "senryu":

Quick Definition of Haiku: Haiku
is a "one-breath" poem (no more
than 17 syllables) that relates nature
to human nature, and usually compares
or contrasts a pair of images, which are
separated by a pause. At its best, haiku
lets the reader share in the poet's "haiku
moment" -- a moment of insight or awe.

Quick Definition of Senryu: Senryu
is a short poem similar in structure to
haiku but featuring ironic, humorous
and/or coarse observations on human

Find more information on senryu by clicking the
Sidebar link "senryu is not a typo." (Note: like the word
"haiku," senryu is both a singular and a plural noun.)


At November 27, 2005 9:44 PM, Blogger Eric said...

wow, look at all the haiku/senryu blogs now, they're popping up faster than i can add them to my links page :) . . . (:

At November 27, 2005 9:54 PM, Blogger david giacalone said...

Over the past three years, I've seen "blawgs" (weblogs by lawyers, law students and professors) go from being a small little circle of "pioneers" to being far too many to keep on a blogroll, much less to visit regularly. Wouldn't it be great, if the same happens with haijin weblogs?

I hope Matt Morden continues to keep a fresh set of Links to quality haijin sites.


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