How to Write a Senryu
A senryu is an unrhymed Japanese verse, which consists of 3 lines and 17 syllables in a set structure:
- Line one has 5 syllables.
- Line two has 7 syllables.
- Line three has 5 syllables.
A senryu is also referred to as the 'human haiku' as it follows the same structure of a haiku, but senryus are written in the present tense and refer to emotions or a trait of human nature.
Becoming a mum
Was a wonderful day and
I've ne'er felt such love.
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