You're not familiar with the terms senryu and kyoka? Simply put, a senryu has the same format as a haiku, but rather than Nature, it has human nature as its subject--human nature with all its foibles! Prune Juice's editor Liam Wilkinson describes it this way:
There it is, leaning on the mantelpiece, watching us go about our daily lives with a smirk stretched across its face.In Japan, a kyoka is also known as a "mad" or "crazy" poem. As a senryu is to haiku, a kyoka is to tanka. For an explanation of the 5-lined tanka (a.k.a. waka), click here.
Below are two representative poems.
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all the things
we had to have
their every play;
I'm in it
for the commercials
and their firm Super Bowl butts
Janet Lynn Davis
Liam Wilkerson also edits 3LIGHTS: Journal of Haiku and Related Forms. The journal replaces the online gallery which I wrote about for a Poetry Friday post last year.
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