Category Archives: senryu

Strange goings-on in the stationery cupboard

Back in 2014, an on-going poetry competition started up in the Financial Times called ‘Workplace Haiku.’ Despite it’s name, this column which ran for 18 months mainly featured senryu – haiku’s more humorous cousin – which I assume was because … Continue reading

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Monday blues turn pink!

  Some good news this morning! I have participated several times in London’s Financial Times Workplace Haiku Competition that has been running every fortnight for the last eighteen months. During that period, I was fortunate enough to have had some … Continue reading

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Muse India – Triveni feature

“In Hindu tradition, Triveni refers to the confluence of three major rivers, the Ganga, the Yamuna and the Saraswati, at a place called Prayag. But here at Muse India, it signifies the coming together of Japan, India, and the rest … Continue reading

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A New Ulster gets the blues

A New Ulster is Northern Ireland’s newest literary and arts journal available as an e-zine and in print. Edited by Amos Greig and Arizahn, the magazine showcases the works of established and up-and-coming poets, short fiction writers, photographers and artists … Continue reading

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Written on a hotel break in Donegal last weekend…

  illicit encounter in a hotel they drink Guinness during Lent   I did say five ‘Hail Marys’ afterwards though! 🙂

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A Tasty Treat – free ebook

I discovered at the weekend that I have a haiku and a senryu included in a new anthology entitled With Cherries on Top, edited by Michael Dylan Welch, writer, poet and founder of NaHaiWriMo (the National Haiku Writing Month online community … Continue reading

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The Poet’s Place

A writer friend messaged me recently on FB saying, ‘Hey, we’re in the same anthology – see you in Belfast on Saturday?” At the time, I had no idea what she was talking about as I’m not so good at keeping records of where … Continue reading

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I love Spook City!

I always look forward to seeing what image they will use over on Spook City to illustrate the work they accept. This is a particularly apt one for my senryu…

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Senyru #2

          crime competition eleventh hour entry —six minutes to kill           A senryu is a short form of Japanese poetry which, unlike the nature-inspired haiku, is based on some aspect of human … Continue reading

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Senryu #1

Sunday downpour– stuck on three down without Dad .

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