A traditional Japanese haiku and senryū are both three-lined poems with seventeen syllables, written in a five - seven - five syllable count.

The Haiku

The Haiku & Senryū poems are both a Japanese form of poetry, similarly composed in terms of struture. They are generally unrhymed. Haiku poems deal with nature, whereas senryū poems deal with human nature, but often in a rather humerous or satirical way.


Haiku Inspector


Here you go again,

counting all my syllables.

Are you happy now?


“He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with a shout of joy.”
Job 8:21 BSB




I am impartial,

I want you all to know Me;

and thereby be free.




The grace to endure

the ignorance of others,

including your own.


Potter and Clay


Wonderful Potter,

in Your skillful hands I rest;

make me as You wish.


Praise Him


He is praise worthy,

Who died for our transgressions; 

our hope of heaven.



Imagine This


Imagine being

sentenced to death for winning

the race to exist



The haiku first emerged in Japanese literature during the 17th century, as a terse reaction to elaborate poetic traditions, though it did not become known by the name haiku until the 19th century. … Today the term haiku is used to describe all poems that use the three-line 17-syllable structure, even the earlier hokku. Britannica

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