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Hi there, Irie~
I am also fascinated in the Japanese poetry forms of Haiku and Senryu.
The way I understand it is that Haiku
describes a specific topic or event in nature
and Senryu covers other topics.
*Haiku - 5-7-5 syllabic count format
Wind rocks bough of oak
Nestled nest of squirrels sway
Frisky critters sleep
*Senryu - 5-7-5 syllabic count format
Fire of heart's desire
Burns down deep within my soul
Not a false alarm
Hope this helps.
They are intriguing little pieces of word magic
that are fun to do and easy to get hooked on.
E-mail me if you'd like some links to go to
and I will look them up and send them tomorrow.
I know that Nan could help you also.
~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~