Introduction: Mary at d’Verse Poets prompts us to write a poem about “preparation”.
Inspired by Rosemary at Poets United, who wrote about haiku-ist Issa. I decided, since I speak and read Japanese, maybe it would be fun to study Japanese poetry. So to prepare for my study, I created this timeline — take a look. But I felt it wrong to just share the timeline so I wrote my first Senryū about preparing. Some folks find analytic approaches to poetry distasteful, but it is the creature I am. I hope a few folks find timeline useful.