INFORM POETS – DODOITSU REVISITED

We’re revisiting  a form this week. The Dodoitsu is a fixed folk song form of Japanese origin and is often about love or humor. It has 26 syllables arranged as four lines of 7, 7, 7, 5 syllables respectively. It is unrhymed and non-metrical.

Find our previous example here: DODOITSU

SARA’S DODOITSU:

AMBER FIRE

Brought her trinkets of amber
pendant of fire that glowed
in darkness, shimmered in light
she left him ablaze

WALTER’S DODOITSU:

RANDOM HEARTS

two apart, yet together.
souls apart, yet joined as one.
hearts a part of a great love.
such are random hearts.

(C) Walter J. Wojtanik – 2016