Sunday, January 10, 2016

But no man is an island

                                                                                           Attribution: Lake Central
Image: BIG Island (here)

Disturbed to no end
But no man is an island
So stomach it well

But where was the pool?
Came dressed in a bikini
Awkwardly 'naked'

Boy’s night out invite
Tried to join in but he could 
not find excuses

Note: Senryu is similar to haiku in construction: three
lines with 17 morae (syllables). However, senryu tend
to be about human foibles while haiku tend to be about
nature. Senryu are often cynical or darkly humorous
while haiku are more serious.

For Brendan's at Real Toads's Sunday Mini Challenge  -  island
Georgia's at MLMM's B&P Shadorma and Beyond  -  senryu


  1. I think there are no excuses...yet my eyes finds their way.

  2. Just a peep-hole into meaning through this gold nuggets of doors. That's what the Japanese landscape masters suggested in their watercolors, right? An angle upon truth so distant and oblique you'd swear it was an island. Thanks for joining in on the challenge!

  3. Sometimes you just have to go with it when you run out of excuses.

  4. Stomach it well, indeed. Society can be unforgiving.

  5. I, too, liked the "stomach it well." Given the crush of humanity, one yearns to be an island at times.

  6. The first reminds me of of the older gents who should not be allowed to wear Speedo's on the beach... To much shed roof if you know what I mean :)
    2: Awe... sometimes less is too much information ;)
    3: My first thought was of a 'streaker' like the ones at football games. But I think could also be about someone who is shy. :)

  7. In the second one there is vulnerability...

  8. Nicely written Hank .. you're senryu are poignant and humorous. Bastet