Desert Senryū

Unlike traditional haiku, the Japanese senryū tends to focus on human experiences and perspectives. I like to think of it as “Earthling stories.” These poems delve into our personal realities and revert the microscope inwards where human emotion resides, towards our hearts and souls.

So for awhile, we left the natural phenomenons at peace. Let the sun and moon rest. Let the wind and dust take a break. And we concentrated on our Earthling stories…

Woven patterns, a tapestry of fingers–
our voices, the force, the loud Let it gos.
I am here because of you.
You are here because of me.

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