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Senryu: Heartfelt Thoughts and Emotions in 17 Syllables
Have you ever written a senryu?
This collection of senryu — similar to haiku, but dealing with an emotion rather than nature — is dedicated to my friend Dave, who pushed me to write beyond limits I wrongly perceived.
Thank you, my friend.
Senryu for Dave
much sadness and pain
my good friend challenged me
all gold and silver in the world is nothing — compared to true friendship
helping those different from you —
from a seed that’s nurtured
and cared for
emerges a flower —
out of her cocoon
into the light...
Have you ever written a haiku?
Have you ever written a poem?
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