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  • aj3d Nov 25, 2008 @ 16:52

    This one works, and I think you’re right calling it a senryu.

  • Ken Wagner Nov 25, 2008 @ 22:20

    aj3d – Thanks. I am still grappling with the difference between haiku and senryu. What does the difference mean to you?

  • aj3d Nov 26, 2008 @ 3:33

    Haiku present an image (two rather, and not necessarily visual) without explaining or interpreting anything. Without thinking, as they would say in Zen.

    Senryu are any poem in the haiku-format that are not haiku. Most are funny poems about the human condition, or about animals doing silly things, but they can be about anything (sci-fi-ku, etc.).

    That’s how I see it.

  • Ken Wagner Nov 26, 2008 @ 21:25

    aj3d – That is a very helpful distinction. Clearer than I have found elsewhere. Thanks.