A Senryu Poem About Anxiety

Summer Lotus
the sweet life
Published in
Jun 20, 2024
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When you are anxious

Think only of solutions

You will find it works

One gets distracted

When you only see defeat

Which destroys all hope

Picture your success

Think of positive outcome

Gravitate to it

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What is a Senryu poem?

1 Senryū is a Japanese form of short poetry similar to haiku in construction: three lines with 17 syllables~ 5 , 7, 5

2 Senryū tend to be about human foibles while haiku tend to be about nature, and senryū are often cynical or darkly humorous while haiku are more serious

3 Usually speaks of human nature (behavior, emotions, characteristics

4 Untitled and Unrhymed

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Summer Lotus
the sweet life

My Chinese name. Inspired by mundane events to write to become more self aware. Challenge seeker, lover of sports, dental surgeon, ardent Toastmaster.