Haiku Poems

Rain

Raindrops turn diamonds

Sun peaks through for a moment

A dazzle display

Anticipate

Naked is my mouth

Anticipating your tongue

For it, to linger

Cat

She crawls on my lap

Shocked, we look eye to eye

And she whisks away

Shoreline

Sunset blazes high

Waves below rolling to me

Ocean brings me peace

Skin

Fingertips brush skin

Artist stroke slowly down spine

Goosebumps reveal ache

Dandelion

Wisps floating on wind

Dreaming of becoming more

To bloom in the sun

Extended Haiku

Ruin my Lipstick

Ruin my lipstick

not my mascara tear eyes

with firm craze kisses


Paint your passion please

on each fold of my body

Accepting my gift


Make love to my soul

without touching my ego

Leave it whole – not - bruised


Show me you see me

truly inside behind eyes

where I hide from you


Do not accept I am fine

Tear down walls with love

Ivory Soap

I hate Ivory soap

Bubbles burn inside my nose

A smart mouth punished


Sanitized of sin

Through tears I spit guilt– please stop

Rage says take a bite


And I swallow soap

Closed eyes beg absolution

No fight left in me


I wake from dreaming

No longer a little girl

Faint smell of soap stays


Smart mouth now silenced

Lessons learned at a young age

Senryu Poetry

What is a Senryu?

Senryu (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. 


Senryu is often cynical or darkly humorous, while a Haiku is more serious.

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Senryu Poems

Water

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 I turned a faucet

Suddenly I had to pee

Hand washing is rough

One Percent

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 He will break my heart

I am 99% sure

There is still hope though

Stress

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 Stomach filled with bile

Spew, burning, putrid words that

Slice like flaming swords

Vampires

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 Leeches suck life

Draining me of my essence

Your problems now mine

A-Hole

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 You make my ass clench

I am tired of all your shit

It’s Gas? No, it’s you.