Poem a Day Challenge #34 (Cross – Senryu version)

Today I was made aware of the poetic form of the Senryu and what distinguishes it from a Haiku. I was not aware of this and so my past attempts were probably hybrids in many cases.

If you are interested in the difference there is a good page here explaining it.

I was made aware of it by these posts.

Joy and Sorrow



Over at the blog of Bastet and Sekhmet

So here is my first attempt – which is yesterday’s poem distilled into this form.

Senryu: Cross

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Fleeing from killers
The child runs desperately
To fill out a form.

Get the previous ones here


Author: Scott Andrew Bailey

Scott Bailey is an author and blogger. His works include the dystopian novel “Mankind Limited”, "Thirteen Tales" – a collection of Ghost Stories and “A Spring of Dreams” collection of poetry, plus his latest work, a collection of epic poems - Andervayne's Dream. His blogging ranges across family articles, poetry and short stories and even the odd book or movie review.

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