Inner senryu, or: Haiku

Dear Haiku, pray, how do you do?
Day after day, my heart yearns for you.
Such a hard pill to swallow;
All my jokes feel so hollow;
Must our relationship really be through?
in wintry waters
needy anglerfish cling on;
rainbow trout solo
Can't you recall all the fun we once had?
Those pranks you would pull in our pad?
Before your nature studies,
We were lovers and buddies;
Your new seriousness makes me so sad.
cold darkness fading
distant horizon aglow
long shadows recall
Yes, yes! There's that smile in your eyes!
Come! Enough with the humorless sighs!
You were my senryu,
The witty one I wooed...
Please - don't let genius bring about our demise.
scientist, beaming,
discovers... nay! recaptures
love, laughter, purpose


Whenever d’Verse invites us to share poems of our choosing with our poetry community, I tend to select works of mine from many months ago. However, in response to this week’s prompt, I’m opting, for the first time, to share a poem that I completed and published just today.

I simply had a lot of fun crafting this particular poem, and I’d like to share it with you on this April Fool’s Day. I do hope you enjoy it! ๐Ÿ˜

All best,

56 thoughts on “Inner senryu, or: Haiku”

  1. I love this, David! It’s amazing to me the emotional spectrum I journey reading your writing. And then to see that spectrum brought down into one piece with such precision and playfulness. Love it!

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