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Traffic

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Brushed by death today
Twice.
Metal boxes speeding
Too fast, too near me
Driven on by the wrong thoughts
Or expensive wanderings

Image from Pixabay
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Future

By Scott Bailey © 2018

This is serious
The future makes me tremble
These frightening days

Image from Pixabay

In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 108, “AFRAID & GRAVE,” #SYNONYMSONLY

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A senryu (sort of) this week. Very late and a little hurried

 

#senryu

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Lost Realm

By Scott Bailey © 2018

For a sweet moment
This green forest was all mine
My own secret realm
Now, it is fenced off, private
Playground of the privileged

Image from Pixabay

In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 107, “HAUNT & SPELL,” #SYNONYMSONLY

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A tanka this week.

#tanka

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Youth

By Scott Bailey © 2018

The passion of youth
Fires the body to action
After a lay in

Image from Pixabay

 

In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 102, “VIGOR & ENERGY,” #SYNONYMSONLY

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A quick senryu this week

#senryu

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No Change

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Screaming at the storm
The words lost in the thunder
Storm undeflected

In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 99, “CHANGE & DEFY,” #SYNONYMSONLY

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Another senryu – I have taken the opposite of one of the words this time so a bit of a cheat.

Image from Pixabay

#senryu

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Dying Dreams

By Scott Bailey © 2018

My pen to paper
The dream I just cannot grasp
Er, except for now

In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 98, “SAD & WRITE,” #SYNONYMSONLY

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I think this qualifies as a senryu?

 

Image from Pixabay

#senryu

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Poem a day challenge #249 (Dressing Up)

Dressing Up

By Scott Bailey © 2014

 

Watching dressing up
A mini ninja dancing
Whirling all in black

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “A Moment in Time.”

Zombie Apocalypse?

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By Scott Bailey © 2015


From paper to cheek
Paint is slapped with joyful glee
Release the zombie!

Zombie Apocalypse?

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Audience of One.”

To Me (Senryu)

By Scott Bailey © 2014

To my younger self
Don’t be so bloody afraid
Have fun and prosper

To Me

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Poem a day challenge #244 (Ouch)

Ouch

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Eyes are so painful
This is difficult to write
So it’s all you get

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Poem a day challenge #205 (Choices)

Choices

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Choices, where are mine?
They seem to have slipped away
Somewhere down river

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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

and

Tourist

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.

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