Birthday (Senryu)

“Celebration’s” here!

Goodbye flashpoint-wasted year

I’m 45 years “young” I fear.

Ungrayed, face unlined,

my skin has not “done its’ time.”

“Years have been too kind”.

Underneath surface real

 Dorian Grey cells reveal….

Ninety years I feel.

Halfway to ninety in years yet so close to it in feeling.  I took a number of liberties with the standard Senryu

Senryu: same as Haiku structure but the theme is generally related to feelings or relationships while Haiku stresses nature

 

Picture: burino1968.deviantart.com

18 thoughts on “Birthday (Senryu)

    1. I hope to follow a grandma I had who had NO wrinkles at 80 years of age. She was a mean old cuss but looked ageless. I don’t go out in the sun much, no melanin in my skin so I burn like a witch in the middle ages…lol

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  1. 45? you’re awfully young. but so am i. i believe that you, like Shakespeare’s mysterious Sonnet 18 subject, shall never look like you age…and we shall enthrall you with euphuisms (NOT euphemisms) when you are 80…like: my dear Lori, you are the reflection of every radiant star, the most pleasant perfume ever to fall upon my presence…the essence of every warm heart…the caramel of my apple…

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    1. HAHAHAHA….NOT. I have no plans to ever turn 80. They are mostly blind and crabby people who cant remember where they put their pill box.
      What a smoozer you are…..it’s must be the Irish in you….glib fingers are the root of all evil….LOL. But when I need a pick me up I am definitely coming back to all these lovely untruths, so thank you for the birthday euphuisms. Um…what the heck is a euphuism? I couldn’t find it, or are you messing with my head?

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      1. Euphusims were a common practice in Elizabethan England- hence, Shakespeare’s elaborate superlatives toward the woman of his heart in Sonnet 18. It is written that Elisabeth was quite vain- even at 60-70 years old and expected these euphuisms or she would demand the subject “loose his head.” Check out a website on Elizabethan England or shakespeare and they should explain euphuisms better.

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        1. LOL I see that you have a load of them all ready to go for when an Elizabeth comes into your sphere! Love it! So an example, if I am on target, would be “dearest your face powder tastes like the sweetest donut fresh from the oven”

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