Hokku, as R. H. Blyth wrote, tells the truth but not all of it. It excludes everything not useful or appropriate in its effort to take us beyong our everyday view of things. Senryu happily picks up those discards and does something witty with them.

Hokku endeavors to show us what we do not know but should; enryu brings out everythign we already know but are reluctant to talk about, and shows us how cheap, tawdry, common, yet sometimes very entertaining it all is.

David Coomler

Lady bug takes flight!
Only to land again,
On the same pillar.

Starting the meter
before we step in the car;
Parting, our taxi driver tips himself.