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Summer 2008, vol 6 no 2
 

SENRYU

EDITOR'S NOTE:
Please note that the SENRYU e-mail address has been changed from PoetryA@peoplepc.com
TO: PoetryA@comcast.net.

 

UPCOMING TOPICS

The SENRYU section invites your submissions. In addition to diversified topics, three senryu topics in progress for the Autumn '08 issue are "Death", "Horror" and "Parodies". Examples:

 

Death

funeral home
here too
she straightens his tie

Roberta Beary

 

Horror

horror movie
commercial break
my son follows me into the kitchen

Karen Sohne

 

Parody

The servant who oversleeps
Puts on the firewood
Wildly

Anonymous

 

The lover who oversleeps
Puts on his clothes
Wildly

Anita Virgil

 

Note: for more examples see the Parodies topic in the SENRYU section of Simply Haiku Autumn 2005, vol.3 no.3 issue. The editor will seek to acquire permission grants for the original poems that are parodied.

 


Credits:

"Funeral home" from The Unworn Necklace, Snapshot Press, copyright 2007 by Roberta Beary; by permission of the author.

"horror movie" from Woodshavings, Spring Street Haiku Group, copyright 1994 by Karen Sohne; by permission of the author.

"The servant who oversleeps" from R. H. Blyth, Japanese Life and Character in Senryu, (Japan, Hokuseido Press, 1960.)

"The lover who oversleeps" from the Senryu Series, edited by Alan Pizzarelli, Haiku Canada Newsletter, copyright 1990 by Anita Virgil: by permission of the author.