Elemental Senryu*

Elemental Senryu*

*A collaboration with Melinda Kucsera of In Media Res.

Melinda, an eloquent poetess and a gifted fantasy writer, is the author of epic fantasy adventure Stars and Angel Sing. Visit her blog and take a thrilling journey as she takes you to the enchanted world of Shayari.



Purifies loved gold,
strongest metals bend, mold
licks life new or old.

Sparks fly catch on wood;
sparks in your eyes burn your heart–
fires rage in both.

Photo credit: Unsplash.com

This is my first-ever writing collaboration and the word ‘great’ will be an understatement. I enjoyed writing with you, Mel but more than that, I am so honored to have written a senryu series with the poetess that I look up to. 🙂

Thank you for letting me get ‘high’ on senryu with you. 



40 thoughts on “Elemental Senryu*

  1. Congratulations, Melinda and Rose! The first three-line part reads so much like an Anglo-Saxon riddle from centuries ago. The second part, then, could be the riddle’s answer also in verse. That one-ups the Anglo-Saxons who did not write answers as poems. Your work rules!

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