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.

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3 Senryū

The 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

Tasting chocolate

Thought and sense cannot wander

No other moment


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