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A Series of Senryū Poems (On Manifesting Love)

Want? What kind of love?
Fix my eyes on light fixture:
Nebula-bright kind!


Saw a lighthouse &
I knew: This, what I wanted:
Tall, bright, stable man!


How to find lover
that you can ne’er be/come?
S/he cannot exist.


We need to meet Self
‘fore we can manifest love–
keep it from fleeing.

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SENRYU: a poem, structurally similar to haiku, that highlights the foibles of human nature, usually in a humorous or satiric way.



Evy Zen (formerly Eva PoeteX) is a mystic poetess, eclectic artist, fiction writer, and wellness advocate who calls the Greater Cleveland area home sweet home. Born a Clevelander with a Greek lineage, the arts started being a major part of her life the moment she picked up her first crayon. To date, dozens of Evy's writings have been featured in publications like Thought Catalog, The Journey Magazine, and Journey of the Heart: Women's Spiritual Poetry. As a spoken word poet, she has also had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous musicians across the globe. Currently, Evy is the Founding Editor of Poehemian Press and runs the decade-young poetry website (formerly The Artistic Muse). Additionally, she is the author of several independently and locally published poetry books, including "Esoterra" and "Sacred Shapes." Furthermore, she works as a full-time freelance writer and editor. In 2012, Evy received a Bachelor of Arts degree (honors) in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University. She also obtained a Diploma (distinction) in Exercise Nutrition from Shaw Academy four years later. When she's not creating, Evy Zen recharges her batteries by reading her weight in books ("The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho is her personal favorite), going on epic bike rides, meditating to ambient music, and racing super cars behind the safety of her computer or TV screen. To find out more, visit her official website at

15 thoughts on “A Series of Senryū Poems (On Manifesting Love)

      1. Do you believe in Haiku hell? I do. It is manned by angry Japanese traditionalists, and they all know karate, and have a mean streak for California poets who topple totems.


  1. First of I want to appologise for not seeing all these wonderfull things you posted lately, it did not appear in my reader, not a single thing! I am very frustrated that this keeps happening.
    The poem was very beautiful and it gives one of the wisest advices possible.


    1. Aww, that’s okay! You can’t help that. I have noticed the reader has been acting funny for me at times. Thank you so much for the comment! 😀 It’s actually not an entire poem, just a whole bunch of small poems. I didn’t even think about reading it as one piece. Good idea! ❤


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