General Poetry posted December 29, 2016

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3/5/3 Senryu on Love

Love's embers

by zanya

3-5-3 senryu on love Contest Winner 
Love's embers
linger long after
spark is gone

Writing Prompt
Write a senryu concerning love with the syllable count of 3-5-3.

A senryu is primarily concerned with human nature. It is often humorous or satiric. A non-traditional senryu can have less than 5/7/5 syllables. A common variation is 3/5/3 as in the example below.


words burst forth (3 syllables)
fragile bonds damaged (5 syllables)
love undone (3 syllables)
- written by Janilou

3-5-3 senryu on love
Contest Winner


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