Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Poetry Challenge – #Senryu

I couldn’t resist sneaking in a Senryu for this week’s Poetry Challenge at Colleen Chesebro’s blog. This week’s prompt is a phrase: The Circle of Life. Short  poem with a big message.



This week for our poetry challenge, I chose the theme, “the circle of life.” On Monday, I’ll reblog someone’s poem and offer them the opportunity to choose the theme for next month. I like the idea of more participation and choice by the challenge participants. This should be fun!



We haven’t talked about Senryu for a long time. Remember, they are the sister or brother to Haiku, but instead of being nature related, they are often humorous or filled with irony.

The same rules apply to this form as they do in Haiku. Traditional Senryu is 5/7/5, current Senryu is 3/5/3, or 2/3/2.


You can visit Colleen’s Challenge and learn the rules and hop on!


The Circle of Life


What you give you get.

Karma, she never forgets.

Written agenda.





16 thoughts on “Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Poetry Challenge – #Senryu

  1. Wonderful response to the challenge, Deb! “Karma, she never forgets” LOVE that line. Thanks for sharing. I may try this…. 😀 We’ll see. I’m glad she included the definition of Senryu as I wasn’t sure what it was.


    1. Thanks so much Vashti. I’ve just returned! So far so good, but we’re told to quarantine for precaution. Oye! 🙂 ❤ I'll be back in blogland next week! ❤ xx


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