Despondent - Senryu

by Walter   Feb 24, 2022


A book not written
Will never be the same thing
As a book not read

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  • 2 months ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    I read this senryu last night and it stuck with me today, not to mention the significance of the title. I have many books on my shelf that are on my to-read list, and even if it may take months, I keep reading, with only intermittent breaks. But with writing a book, it's a much more looming task. I interpreted this as also someone who's spirit has been broken often, someone who is discouraged from documenting and writing parts of them to share, so they find comfort in what others write. Like they know somewhere deep down they have their own voice and story to share, but that it will be a tough process to open up parts of themselves they previous closed off to the world.

    Hope you've been well!

    • 2 months ago

      by Walter

      Hi Poet, and thankyou for your in-depth interpretation and thoughts for my senryu!
      Hope that all is well with you too and thanks so much again for your comment!