The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu*


The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu*

*A senryu-series 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.


Calories unseen,
six sumptuous slices still
not enough, more please!

Counting calories–
Eat more lettuce not more cake.
Lock the cookies up!

Photo credit: Melinda Kucsera

More deadly senryu tomorrow…


35 thoughts on “The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu*”

    1. Sorry for being away for a looong time and thank you for entertaining the commenters in our collab! 😀 Appreciate it a lot… 😀

      I am quite thinking of making a series of sonnets about four seasons. ❤ We have already written one for spring. ❤

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      1. Me too! You’re welcome 🙂 I didn’t mind playing hostess in your absence. Since you weren’t around, I didn’t go ahead with any of my books. I figured I’d wait for your return. So you don’t have to play catch up. I really appreciate collaborating with you and your presence in this blogosphere. I hope your Easter was magical.

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      2. Seriously???
        I was actually looking for Quest and Sarn and Aerials but yeah… they are not there.. and it is because of me? awww. So sorry dear! -_-

        I hope you had some peaceful weekend too dear.

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      3. Really? I’m the only one who asked??? Hmmm… don’t be dear! Maybe they are too busy with some other stuffs but me… I am really looking for them for quite sometime now. I believe I commented in one of your poem/collab last week asking for them? 😀

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  1. I fee like saying, “Release the cookies!” But that’s just mischief. The repeated long e sounds emphasize the element of excess. This is an engaging collaboration. Clever and meaningful. Ambrose Bierce, I think it was, wrote a Devil’s Dictionary. Maybe you two could try that next. You know, five sins from now.

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      1. I’m sorry, I might have miscounted. I thought this was second sin to write about. So then you would write about five more sins and then move on to your next project. Apologies if I goofed (again).


  2. I liked this “sin” Rosema. Especially the line about eating lettuce not cake. I’m on a diet trying to lose wait, I thought of lettuce and went ick! Then you said cake and I imagined this wonderful decadent chocolate cake with chocolate icing. Sweet and so chocolately, you need a scoop of vanilla ice cream beside it. Oh yum, perhaps I’m a glutten lol. Great poem!

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