16. Random Haiku Senryu Tanka posted on twitter (10/21/2019)

#haikuchallenge #senryu #haiku @ThePoetryPea

Forest seclusion

early Fall morn ambience

awakened senses

#perspective #obvious #senryu #haiku

fought with countless words

politics’ opinion wars

never to be won

annoyed to enjoyed

criticizing the critics

a simple pleasure

#Zen #senryu #haiku (retweet)

Journey for proven

as circumstances mastered

disregard all else

All is connected

now abruptly realized

completing journey

Full of clarity

returning to beginning

empty and open

#USMC #Vietnamwar  #warpoets #tanka


shipboard reveille

all hands heave out and trice up

steak and egg breakfast

helicopter lifts off deck

perfect view land air and sea

copter touches down

high power rifle cracks air

jungle labyrinth

leaping out through turbulence

we are at calm in this storm

(BLT 3/5’s Marine Corps mood in 1966)


as gulls dive and shriek

waves crash and melt on the shore

amid winds’ bluster

a walking meditation’s

energetic melody

15. Random Haiku & Senryu posted on twitter (10/2019)

#haikuchallenge #haiku #senryu
shrouded by complex
simple clear verses comment
on the obvious
#haikuchallenge #haiku #senryu
scurrying squirrels
autumn breeze releasing leaves
nature setting pace
#fakenews #political #senryu #haiku
apparent to all
petty gossip purveyors
broadcast masquerade
#iching #senryu #haiku
(earth over sky)
with Tranquility
the small goes and the great comes
auspicious success
#monoku #haiku #Socrates #quote

“comic and tragic lie inseparably close like light and shadow”
#simplicity #senryu #haiku
pseudo intellectuals
faux complexities
#saturdaythoughts #haiku #senryu
through historic time 
political theorists  
believe own theories
#politics #senryu #haiku
on all ships of fools
passing the crew physical
requires neurosis
#twittertrends #haiku #senryu
Screening to avoid
thoughts from and for cluttered minds
much faster these days

13. Random Haiku & Senryu posted on Twitter

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favorite seasons

change the rhapsodies of life

familiar renewed

mankind’s neighborhood’s

enjoy invention of spring

marked on calendar

Thoughts from past to now

same thoughts with new reasonings

singled and unique

haiku senryu

traditional disciplines

modern medium

(#politics #haiku #senryu)

humans’ historic

continued technology


(“The people may be made to follow a path of action, but they may not be made to understand it.” Confucius 551-479 BCE)

pointless attitudes

skeptical skills and virtues

endless platitudes

Politics’ current

intelligence insulting

provocation theme


one group’s contentment

is reason for the other

group’s discontentment

realists, idealists

death, taxes, war and the poor

certainties of life

social media

amplifies cold civil wars’

heated discussions

goals to a full life


food clothing shelter

always persevere

life’s enjoyed events eclipse

life’s endured ordeals

Zen mind poet mind

writing mind practicing mind

all is the same mind

don’t see self as self

in the phantoms of the mind

hope’s hollow as fear

There is perfection

and there is imperfection

and that is perfect

The solitary

journey to enlightenment

span millennia

fulfill interests

be self-taught self-accomplished

thinking for yourself

The ancient masters

need not be imitated

just seek what they sought

from historic earth

an eternal universe

out of nothingness

(#USMC #vietnamwar #warpoets #haiku)

changing circumstance

instant battle reaction

warrior’s trained mind

(“One who excels at warfare compels men and is not compelled by others.”-Sun Tzu-BCE)

Crafted syllables

from diverse thoughts liken to

varied iceberg tips

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11. Realization



This dawn moment shared

strolling the tree shrouded path

gazing out to sea


one sentient being

in a balance imparting                                                                                                            

galactic cosmos


Andy Syor

10. Fundamentally

All appears to be

a variable mixture

of same components


perceived within the

universe of galaxies

sparkling energy


a winter blizzard

disappears into the sea

with silent fury


bringing renewal

fresh gentle breezes touch all

announcing the spring


summer circumstance

when flora is in full bloom

lifestyle is relaxed


hued autumn forest

signaling its occupants

harsh cold approaching


sentient beings

connected and sharing this

one experience


Andy Syor