This column is dedicated to one of the highest art forms in the sphere of human communication—Poetry. Nothing is nobler than the expression of human emotion. All poetry is perfect, no matter what the format or the background of the poet. A voice is a voice. With poetry, you get more than words. You get rhythm, you get sound, you get silence, you get mood—you get emotion. What more can you ask? This column is also dedicated to all the people who have ever lived, those here now, and those yet to come. God bless the poets among you. They carry the soul of the world.Contact us if you would like to share your poems.
3 SenryūThe senryu has the same structure as the haiku—17 syllables divided into 3 lines, 5-7-5. The difference traditionally is that senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references some aspect of human nature or emotions. Haiku focuses on nature.
Wal-mart aisle lady
Walking forward stares at shelf
Shopping cart has eyes
Small dog is baby
Mother feeling affection
No need for a man
Thought and sense cannot wander
No other moment
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