Three Joyful Senryu


Three Joyful Senryu

blissful in the moss
leprechaun caught sleeping
snoring carelessly

receiving a bonus
instead of a new tax hike

joyful to catch a fish
shivering on a rough beach
tempting bait of hook


Written for:

The assignment was Toss six words above your head, select three pairs of two, then write a poem describing those relationships of words.  My words were: snore   moss   bonus   tax   bait    beach.

I used  Brain Training for Creativity – Random Word Generator, to find these words.

I decided to combine prompts with the following, and created the above Senryu.

Also written for:

Prompt: Joy

Photo credit moonpappy All Rights Reserved March 5, 2007 By Moon Pappy/Bill & Mary

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on December 4, 2011, in Poetry, Sunday Scribblings, Uncategorized, We Write Poems and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. I love the idea of a leprechaun caught sleeping! I enjoyed this.

  2. In a magical moment when leprechauns sleep,
    They can be caught if you slowly creep,
    And once he’s safe within your hold,
    He can be tickled until he gives up his gold.

  3. Those were wonderful, zongrik! The snoring leprechaun made me smile. Thanks. 😀

  4. Hello.
    How creative!
    I like your imagery too.
    Thanks for sharing & visiting. I appreciate the comment.

    For ref:
    Our Candlelight Of Love

  5. Love this…very creative and the snoring leprechaun is wonderful imagery…something about a leprechaun doing anything is wonderful imagery ! Thanks.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  6. Just the mention of a leprechaun and everything became vivid green. A joyful poem indeed.

  7. delightful. I can almost see the leprechaun.

  8. What a quirky write..loved it..and that image! Jae

  9. you are quite creative on these challenges.

    notice that you won the perfect poet award for poets rally week 57, welcome take it,

    join us any time when you are free.

    outstanding poetry along the way, truly enjoyed your lasting support.

    keep rocking.


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