topaz blue with silver ribbons clouds and sky Copyright © 2022-02-10, by Lizl Bennefeld. plump pillows and white blankets spread above a world of green the clouds in the heavens fragrant meadows of sweet grass Copyright © 2022-02-09, by Liz Bennefeld. plantain lilies friendships disappear dreams remain Copyright © 2022-02-09, by Lizl Bennefeld. wide awake hours till sunrise... then a nap Copyright © 2022-02-08, by Liz Bennefeld.
the (r)age of fire
lightning torches thirsty trees
nowhere left to hide
[senryu.] Copyright © 2021.11.01 by Liz Bennefeld.
autumn’s reds and golds
dry leaves crumble underfoot
evening fades to night
[haiku.] Copyright © 2021.11.01 by Liz Bennefeld.
As I understand it, unlike haiku, senryu don’t have a cutting or seasonal word. The structure of senryu is usually three lines with 17 or fewer syllables (e.g. 5-7-5), like haiku. It addresses human issues/affairs rather than nature. (Emotions rather than the senses, maybe?) Also, a haiku length that is coming more into use is ~11 syllables (3-5-3), putting them more in sync with the content volume of a haiku written in Japanese.