I slipped and stumbled.
Fell on my bun, not in Nile.
Brown streak back of jeans.
Author's notes: Written for the Snafu Senyru Challenge.
Capture the essence of an awkward moment in a senryu poem.
We recognize that some interpretations of our past haiku challenges were actually senryu, not haiku. The Snafu Senryu challenge is about honoring the senryu poetry form in all its painfully human glory. A senryu is a traditional Japanese form of poetry that, like a haiku, consists of three lines with a 5-7-5 syllable pattern. However, while haiku often focus on nature or seasonal changes, senryu revolve around human nature and emotions, often with a humorous or ironic twist.
The theme of this challenge is "awkward moments." Delve deep into those uncomfortable, sticky situations we've all found ourselves in to capture the essence of that experience. A senryu is meant to highlight human quirks and emotions, so ensure your senryu has a personal or emotional touch. Humor, irony, or wit is welcome, though not mandatory.
Oops! Yes, this did happen. Embarrassing!
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About the Creator
Barbara J Iversen, also known as Babs Iverson, lives in Texas and loves her grandkids to the moon and back. After writing one story, she found that writing has many benefits especially during a pandemic and a Texas-size Arctic Blast.
Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!