Two Senryu For You

11 Jun

I didn’t write any poetry all last week and most of this week, but I managed to squeeze these two senryu out last night.  The first is a response to the prompt at Writer’s Island to write about something that happened that you find unforgettable; it refers to the 1994 South African election.  It might not make sense out of context but I have a whole book dedicated to my SA experience and it will slot in nicely:

An Unforgettable Day

Queue twelve hours.  One
stubby pencil.  One cross.  One
exchange of power.


The second comes from watching too many fillums (sorry; still in South Africa in my head):

Love In The Movies

The moment a strong
woman surrenders to a
powerful man: mmm.


You won’t be hearing much about the Hub from tonight, for the following month; I’ll just write this next sentence and you can copy + paste it to your memory and say it to yourself each day: the Hub is watching the World Cup. 

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6 Responses to “Two Senryu For You”

  1. slpmartin June 11, 2010 at 15:32 #

    Love these two poems especially the first one…and thanks for reminding me to turn the television on. ;-)

    • tillybud June 12, 2010 at 10:20 #

      Thanks, and my pleasure!

  2. pamela June 12, 2010 at 15:12 #

    Tillybud I love both of these!

    • tillybud June 13, 2010 at 13:02 #

      Thanks :)

  3. Amy Barlow Liberatore June 12, 2010 at 23:46 #

    My Hub and I were in Buffalo at an arts festival and didn’t even know the World Cup was today. And I used to live in Bermuda and in NYC, where World Cup ruled!!

    Heard it was a tie. Good. That means England and America are still on speaking terms! I’m all for solid international relations.

    Your poem on South African elections – eloquent. It’s so true, your three motions changed the world.

    • tillybud June 13, 2010 at 13:06 #

      Don’t worry, you’ve got a whole month to catch up.

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