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.


Lionize me now.
There ain’t no vainglory here
I’m the best there is.

Stand tall but know when
it’s your turn to bow down ‘cause–
life’s a turning wheel.

Photo credit: Melinda Kucsera

Thank you for yet another AWESOMe collab Mel! 🙂
Cheers on getting ‘high’ on senryu!

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

  1. Great job! Truly beautiful words. I’m not into Shayari a lot (and till now I had no clue that Shayari can be done in English also, as it itself is a Hindi/Urdu word. So, great to know.) But you guys have done a fab job 😀

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      1. According to Google:
        “Shayari is Hindi/Urdu word for a short poem/couplet, usually 2-4 lines. Something like Haiku but not governed by strict word count, has some meter, and usually nice/profound meaning.”

        Hope it helps 🙂

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  2. I was told, as a young man, that the easy part of life is climbing the ladder of success. The difficulty occurs when we need to step down a couple of rungs. This post reminds me of those words of wisdom.

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  3. “Lionize me now. . . . life’s a turning wheel.” The wheel of life that takes us up and down–a metaphor for the wisdom of the world. Your take on pride is direct with memorable wording. Such wise and relevant work in this series!

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