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Senryu

Ahh this was tough to choose ofcourse. I was head over heals with Sestina, a highly structured French verse form of poetry consisting of six six-line stanzas and a three-line envoy (thirty-nine lines). The end words of the first stanza are repeated in varied order as end words in the other stanzas and also recur in the envoy.

But….considering the  A to Z April Challenge and  Global Poetry Writing Month for limiting to the shorter forms since i have already had few long ones(couldnt help it ), i took up

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No less beautiful form,it is a short Japanese style poem, similar to haiku in structure, however, senryû tend to be about human foibles while haiku tend to be about nature, and senryû are often cynical or darkly humorous and satiric while haiku are serious.

So,here is my hand at Senryu :

The stench of human  
 jealousy  Interrupts the 
  sweet   scent  of  success 

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I promise to do a sestina soon 🙂

Haiku

Well,I did not intend to do this form today as it is already a very popular form. However,there are few mis-interpretations which i thought would clear on

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Haiku is basically a Japanese verse form of three un-rhyming lines in five, seven, and five syllables. However, in translating from Japanese to English, the number of syllables varies. It’s the shortest form of poem and, often, the most difficult to understand.  It is also believed that haikus tend to be more about nature.

 

From Summer to spring

only writing, which reflects

all; Is poetry

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Of late, there has been a lot of debate over Haiku for adhering to its 5-7-5 form as the syllables vary from Japanese to English. And it has been believed that for English Haiku, a short but concrete image, without metaphors and similes, irrespective of the syllables is called Haiku. What do you say?

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