Senyru are like haiku, except they reveal an aspect of human nature juxtaposed with an image of nature. In contrast, haiku are short Japanese poems that invite us into a shared experience of nature. Both haiku and senryu are expressions of what is called the “haiku moment.” They are a moment of clarity that is similar to the meaning of "awe" in English. They are simple poems that can be said in one breath. In the Japanese tradition, seasonal words are associated with haiku. The use of seasonal words may or may not be used in the senyru genre of poetry. ~ By Ruth Eshbaugh, @ eHow

Sometimes sad goodbyes
carry fragrant sweet hellos
from some distant wind.

Whispering my name
winds carry you towards my ears
as my mouth inhales.

Wishing upon stars
blazing fast and free and far
right to where we are.

The still quiet dark
lights by way of fireflies
and thoughts of you.

In the loss of words
which oft accompanies awe
silence equates love.

Under the night sky
aquatic meditations
swim amongst the stars.

In my dream, we swim
lost in the playful currents
washing the pain away.

My sanctuary
let me dwell inside of you
while the storms rage on.

One night spent in dream
distant lands we call our own
waking finds us home.