Dear Yoko, thank you so much for sharing some of classical Japanese poetry, which is truly beautiful.
I appreciate haiku/senryu form. But, other than the 5 - 7 - 5 syllable pattern, probably Western attempts of this "condensed" poetry doesn't come close to the traditional Japanese art. But it is a sign of connection in beauty to what the culture of the World has to offer.
The following is a senryu I wrote and posted a while ago in a haiku contest (on www.poetry.com
):Life flows placidly
we have the choice to be free
to cry or to laugh
Love and Joy.
Freedom by Kent - a Canadian artist