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 

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. 


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

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

  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

  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:

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

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

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

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


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