Monday, April 23, 2012

Senryu on SSR (NaPoWriMo Day 23)

I gave my juniors some time for sustained silent reading... I took a few moments to write.  Senryu are similar to haiku but usually deal with human nature, and can be dark or satirical, often humorous.  I don't know a lot about them, but I'm learning and playing...  At any rate, it's informative to watch teenagers read for fifteen or twenty minutes.

sustained silent reading
chewing, holding in gas
licking fingers

she looks at words
traffic past a still pond
teeming beneath

The Shining, Night,
War of the Worlds
Human(e) inhumanity

Man’s human(e)
leaves on a spine

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