Senryū Wisdom

Senryū Wisdom

A Poem by Nancy Lee Shrader

A string of Senryū.




cherry blossoms


Senryū Wisdom



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Senryū Wisdom




People who stand in the shadows

Never get burned

But are they happy


People who think

That they walk on water

Usually drown



People's selfworth

Isn't decided by wealth

Nor wealth means selfworth



Love held to tightly breaks

But love not held close

Slips away



Happiness doesn't

Depend on love, but

Love brings happiness


Whispers show love, but

Also bring pain

If whispered in haste



Count your blessings

but do your blessings

Add up your worth


© 2008 Nancy Lee Shrader

Author's Note

Nancy Lee Shrader
Senryū is a Japanese form of short poetry, similar to haiku. Must be said in one breath. I'm on oxygen so they could have been longer.

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It must be said in one breath? It is so beautiful that it took my breath away.

Posted 12 Years Ago

This was lovely, gives guidance for life! thank you for entering my contest!

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Nancy Lee Shrader
Nancy Lee Shrader

Beckley, WV

Nancy Lee Shrader resides in Beckley, West Virginia. She is author of three books IS IT NOW? The End of Days! IS HE MESSIAH? Messianic Prophecies Revealed! And The Curse of Mayweather House Nancy Lee .. more..


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