Sad and Happy Circe Denyer
Circe Denyer

Torn twixt light and dark

Clown like in joy yet saddened

Mankind struggling


© Carol Campbell 2015

Prompt from Claudia at Dverse Poets:

“So for today, I just want you to make your emotions visible in a poem- maybe in the wake of what happened in Paris or about something else that is bothering you or makes you happy or sad – whatever–

Use your poem as a vehicle, an outlet, a mirror for your emotions

Use metaphors to clothe your emotions if that helps
How does it feel? Find an image
Don’t generalize – better use one single very concrete image than ten unspecific ones
Avoid stereotypes
Use a form if that helps
Be honest
Write about YOUR emotions – not someone else’s – not your neighbor’s, not the world’s, not your nation’s – just yours” Claudia

❤ ❤ ❤



Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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31 thoughts on “Torn~Senryu”

  1. And yes, there we all are, straddling Yin & Yang, pulled one way, then the other–a delicate balance for sure, for we don’t want to be too bellicose or too Pollyana, Terrific senryu, which I prefer the classic haiku.

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