Senryu


Structure:
* 3 Lines
* Lines 1,2,3 have 5,7,5 syllables respectively.
* Unrhymed

Characteristics:
Like the haiku except it usually deals with human foible.

Origins:
The term means similar to haiku but not meeting the requirements.

Example:

Walking through the town,
Such a solemn sight of life,
People passing by.

Jimmy Ruska