Lost Color (Senryu)

by Star   Jun 24, 2019


I pressed the last red
flower you gave me, in a
book I barely read.

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  • 2 months ago

    by Tony Grannell

    Hello Star,
    Short, sharp, shock indeed. Acute as it is poetically brilliant. A succinct gem in the art of literature.
    Very well done.
    Regards, Tony

    • 2 months ago

      by Star

      Thank you so much!!

  • 3 months ago

    by hiraeth

    I've been re-reading this piece a lot, finding the right words to comment but still haven't been able to string together the right ones. I think what I most enjoy about this senryu is the questions that arise after reading it. Like why did the character preserve a memento of what seems to be an ending (of a relationship ?), why was the book barely read, did it remind the speaker too much of someone? did the speaker just did not care for the book? what does the red flower represent?

    a lot of quesetions, none of them answered but it gives a great glimpse into the speaker's relationship with that person. well-written :)

    • 3 months ago

      by Star

      Thaaaank you ^_^

  • 4 months ago

    by Tanya Southey

    Lovely and creates a whole story around the three tiny lines. Bravo!

    • 4 months ago

      by Star

      Thank you Tanya ^_^

  • 4 months ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Oh my goodness this is short but packs a real punch...

    • 4 months ago

      by Star

      Thank you Em ^_^

  • 4 months ago

    by Ya----Na

    As beautiful as the rose.

    • 4 months ago

      by Star

      Thank you!!!

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