Poem: Senryu – ” No Thought.”

 Senryu (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. They possess no references to the natural world and thus stand out from nature/seasonal haiku.

The 5/7/5 rule was made up for school children to understand and learn this type of poetry. For an in depth description of Haiku, please visit the Shadow Poetry Haiku, Senryu, and Tanka section. There is much more to senryu than the madeup 5/7/5 version.

Please see Shadow Poetry for more information.


He’s bewitching me,

I don’t perceive his allure.

He hides fatal flaws.


Lips to lips, regard,

Eyes which fascinate appeal,

His intentions veil.



He fails to grasp pain is real,

He wounds without thought.


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10 thoughts on “Poem: Senryu – ” No Thought.””

  1. In my twenties, this series would have been valuable to have been read to me. I hope younger folk have the chance to receive this. From the woman’s perspective, revealing the male agenda or lack thereof.

    This verse has value for me now because it is well-crafted and wise. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you Christopher. I’m glad you liked it and that it has value for you even now. Yes sometimes I hope guys my age read certain poems. But then I find guys are quick to defend each other when a girl has something not so nice to say. But just maybe a few might understand. Thank you for your comments.

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