two senryu (samples)


drilling for water
or oil
well-wishers abound


near the marina–
for compliments

Andrew Shattuck McBride


I received 33 addresses for the August postcard poetry project. These senryu were my poems for September 1, 2012. I used a contemporary card view of Frisco Mountain, Lyall Glacier, waterfall and Rainy Lake. I mailed the postcard to Julie of University Park, Pennsylvania.

Blessings to Julie and all, Andy

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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6 Responses to two senryu (samples)

  1. HA! “Well-wishers”–nice one. : -D

  2. tsena says:

    i have to be a total poet-snot-snob-beggar and mention my piece about fishing, would you read and comment? your piece reminded me of one i had written long ago and posted here:

    • You’re a total poet; you’re NOT a “snot-snob-beggar”! Now I’ve read TWO of your pieces on fishing. You read one of the two at CSWT; it was most excellent.

      Thank you for asking. Absolutely, I’ll reread the poem at your link and comment.

      Stay tuned! With warm regards, Andy

      • tsena says:

        haha, you make me feel like my work is polished and well-put; thank you.

      • Tsena, I really admire your poetry. I particularly admire your word choice and images.

        Take a poem like “fireweed.”

        So, the trick is to work on your poem to the point where you like it and consider it “finished” OR you have it at a point where you’re ready to send it out into the world. That’s when you research your markets and send it out–preferably in a set.

        I’m delighted that you’re sending your poems out. Keep at it! I look forward to hearing some good news from you!


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