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Friday, 20 April 2018

Rainbow within her : Senryu (Letters from the soul #18)


Sundry emotions
Autumn and spring coexist;
Rainbow within her.

She frames the rainbow
In the pristine white pages;
Plays the song of life.

Unaware, she is
How many lives the rainbow
Touches and uplifts. 

© Purba Chakraborty 
20.04.2018

Note: This is a Senryu (also known as human haiku). It is a Japanese poetry form that follows the syllable count of 5-7-5 like that of a haiku. While haiku is used for describing nature, Senryu talks about human emotions or human nature. It is a three-line, unrhymed verse that is usually written in the present tense. 


9 comments:

  1. Loved the title of the poem dear and the lines touched my heart.

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  2. Wonderful senryu Purba. The best rainbows dont really know how beautiful they are

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  3. Hari OM
    Something new for me - I had not appreciated the difference in form according subject - thank you! I particularly love the first of this triplet. YAM xx

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  4. Thanks for introducing me to Senryu. I plan to read more of this.
    [next month of course when this challenge is over :) ]

    Also, really liked this poem. The person's beauty of soul comes across. My fav part is:
    Autumn and spring coexist;
    Rainbow within her.

    Do stop by my #AtoZChallenge post for R and share your thoughts:
    https://lonelycanopyblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/19/rainy-days-in-oceangreen-kannur/

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  5. Beautiful. Love the first para. Simply beautiful :)

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  6. Very beautiful Senryu set Purba! It really portrays the vivid hues of a rainbow painted over human psyche ! Lovely! <3

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  7. This is touching. You are right sometimes it pays to seek answers within ourselves because the rainbow lies within!

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  8. Lovely, this is :)
    Also, again, this can be used metaphorically to co-relate with real lives!

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