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Senryu - Lotto

Okay I bought it
the winning lotto ticket
I can dream can't I

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Structured: Eastern
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Hi Mark thanks yep gis a shout if u win lol cheers x

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I thought this one was very clever I cant see anything to change the syllable count was spot on

well done

sincerely Jayne-Chloe :)

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ah thanks so much x

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sue . But I think others might tell you its a senryu as it is more concerned with human foibles.


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ah I learn something new every day here it's gr8 I'm only a novice who writes for fun thanks so much never heard of a senryu and didn't know haiku's where just about nature glad u enjoyed cheers x

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This is what dreams are for...winning the lottery would be the birth of the fullfilment of many dreams! Good luck!


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Hi yeah doesn't buy happiness though all the best x

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As Rula says it's a Senyru, the Haiku is about the seasons, yours is lovely.
Lovely to win though Eh! Yours as always Ian.T

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So find more reasons to believe in others..

Hi I didn't know anything about Senyru never heard of it but I'm always delighted to learn thanks a mil glad u enjoyed cheers x

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Got my ticket too . Figure if I win the taxes uncle Sam gets would run the gov't about 6 minutes lol...........stan

Bet you could Stan cheers Sue x

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the last line doesn't add much, it's kind of implicit in buying lottery. And ending a poem with a question is never strong.
Some possible alternatives-
I still dream of more
all my dreams come true (eeek! a bad suggestion)
and will buy another

see where I'm going? You could add some philosophical depth.

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hi thanks jess this one was just a bit of fun cheers x

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every syllable still counts, be it for fun or the meaning of life.

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I have to disagree about ending a poem with a question never being strong. Sometimes the entire poem leads up to the question which is posed to get reader to think. .............stan

of great poems ending in a question, Stan,
but would you not agree it is generally a lame ending?

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