Elemental Senryu: Water

Elemental Senryu*

*A collaboration with Rosema from A Reading Writer

Rosema writes short fiction, poems and posts about the books she’s reading.
Hop on over to check out her site and pick up a recommendation or two for your next read.


Evolves ceaselessly,
frozen then flowing briskly,
can’t live without thee.

Water dashes rocks,
falling in a silver spray–
purity that flows.

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To be continued tomorrow …

44 thoughts on “Elemental Senryu: Water

  1. While your styles are completely different they are playing well with one another in your elemental series :)Beautifully written!

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  2. I love it, but I have a question (probably because I came across yours and Rosema’s on my reader just the other day): How does this collaboration work. Are both the above senrys yours? Will she add to it? Or did you write one, and she write the other? If so, is the first hers, and the second yours (the second reads like yours).

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    1. how did you guess? Yes the second one is mine on both Water and Earth. We went back and forth adding our senryus via a shared Google doc. It was so much! Then we chatted over Googele’s hangouts to decide on pictures, timing of posts and intros, etc. I was honored that Rosema asked me to co-write this with her. πŸ™‚

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    2. Thank you! I never thought anyone would want to do a collaboration with me. I guess I’m still that kid that was never chosen for a team, a project, a partner, etc… I’m the third wheel, the one who’s always left out. So when folks team up in the blogosphere, I figure they won’t choose me because they have in the past. I was so shocked by Rosema’s kind invitation; I am still smiling over it. It’s the first time anyone ever chose me for anything.

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    3. Sorry for eavesdropping two lovely ladies. But I just can’t help but smile as I read your conversation. ^_^
      Vijaya, I am gascinated that you guess it right. πŸ˜€ well, Mel do has a distinct way of writing that you can surely pick among other poets. πŸ™‚
      And my dear Mel… it is my pleasure to do a collab woth you. You are just among the best poets I know o it is really an honor. ❀

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  3. I asked this to Rosema. A series on the 5 elements, I got the feeling. Forst earth , then water…
    Beautiful by the way πŸ™‚

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