Rioters try to tear down an Andrew Jackson statue.Three Summer Senryu by Matt O’Hays The Society September 14, 2020 Culture, Deconstructing Communism, Haiku and Senryu, Humor, Poetry 3 Comments July 4, 2020 A monument falls Rioters have no remorse What happened this fourth? Summer 2020 Sunny days are here! The beach is ideal and near. It’s Fall already? Day Dreaming A warm summer day That should be spent at the bay. Not at work this way! Matt O’Hays is a freelance writer. He lives and works in Gainesville, Florida. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. The Society of Classical Poets does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 3 Responses E. V. Wyler September 14, 2020 These are enjoyable. I have to confess that I Googled the difference between a Haiku and a Senryu. They are very similar in their structure: 3 lines with a 5-7-5 syllable count. The main basic difference is that Haiku’s are more nature-oriented while Senryu’s focus on human behavior, sometimes with a humorous twist. If someone has more information to share, that would be great. I found this link helpful in explaining the difference: https://www.masterclass.com/articles/how-to-write-senryu-poems#what-is-senryu-poetry Reply Allegra Silberstein September 14, 2020 Beautiful…Thanks and all the best…Allegra Reply Margaret Coats September 15, 2020 Well done, Matt, in all three. While these poems based on a Japanese form don’t call for rhyme, you emphasize that your work takes its place in English language tradition by featuring rhyme or sounds near to rhyme (remorse/fourth). By calling the poems senryu, you signal your intent to focus on human nature, but there is enough seasonal determination in each for them to be read as haiku. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.