13 May 2010


Senryu is a Japanese poetry form similar to Haiku with three lines of five, seven, and five syllables reflecting some aspect of human nature.  I've written several of these poems in the mistaken belief that I was writing Haiku.  Now I realize that they are more aptly Senryu forms.

Breath catches, soft lips
Tease and torture, drawing gasps
Sweet pain, sweet release

Scent on the pillow
He tensed, aching for her touch
Memory lingered
Passionate kisses
Excite and entice, tongues join
And the dance begins

 I follow my heart
Over the threshold and home
Straight into her arms

I feel it within
I know where it is, with you
Anywhere is home

Copyright 2007, 2008

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