Midsummer senryu . . .

password update:
no more “secrets” left
to answer
             Prune Juice, vol. 6, July 2011

I wrote this senryu-style haiku some time ago, but I only submitted it a short while back to Prune Juice: Journal of Senryu & Kyoka.  Now, I’m happy to report, it’s surrounded by many fine senryu poems in Liam Wilkinson and Bruce Boynton’s wonderful online journal.  You can read the journal by following the link above, or, once you’re there, download it so you can reread it (and previous issues) at your leisure.

So, what’s a senryu, you ask?  And my answer, without getting too long-winded, is that it’s a form of haiku that centers more around human nature than Mother Nature–in a distinctly playful way.  But don’t take my word for it; just go, visit the summer (downloadable) edition of Prune Juice and enjoy the spirit of senryu for yourself.


About Margaret Dornaus

I’m a writer and a teacher, as well as a haiku-doodler. I live in a beautiful woodland setting, surrounded by native oak forests, that inspires me to record haiku snapshots of luna moths and our resident roadrunner, and even an occasional black bear as it hightails it across the top of my road, my mongrel dog barking at its heels as I watch with wonder. My work as a travel writer has appeared in publications from The Dallas Morning News to the Robb Report. You can find examples of my travel writing–as well as excerpts from a travel memoir I’m working on–at my other WordPress site, Travelin’ On. What more than that do you need to know? Only that I started this blog with an eye toward collaboration. Got a haiku? Send it my way. . . . I’m all about new visions & voices. Best, Margaret
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6 Responses to Midsummer senryu . . .

  1. Jim Sullivan says:

    I like it, Margaret, you capture the strange relationship between personal secrets and password that we all face. I also like Prune Juice. You are in very good company in that issue.


    • Thank you, Sully. I’m glad to be in Prune Juice. In Liam Wilkinson’s editorial comment, he mentions how many haiku have incorporated cyberspace images . . . the world we live in . . . now.

  2. alee9 says:

    Wow! No stopping you now, mi hermana! What a wonderful haiku among other equally great haiku! I’ve browsed Prune Juice and was truly truly amazed.

    Keep on…

  3. Wonderful senryu, Margaret–as with all good senryu it has resonance far beyond the humor. Congratulations on another publication!

    • Thanks, Melissa! I received an early birthday present last night with another senryu acceptance. My birthday wishes coming true . . .

      Thanks for all your inspiration this past year! How fortunate I feel to have a friend like you.

      P.S. You’re “entered.”

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