The Dodoitsu is a fixed folk song form of Japanese origin and is often about love or humor. It has 26 syllables made of four lines of 7, 7, 7, 5 syllables respectively. It is unrhymed and non-metrical.



The horizon looks more bleak,
for my search has finally ceased.
My love will die with your heart,
killing me softly.

38 thoughts on “INFORM POET – DODOITSU

  1. DON’TS

    Never try to sing a song
    when your mouth’s full of marbles;
    better yet, don’t make smart quips
    or try to gargle.

  2. Sing of a loving Savior
    His sacrifice for us all
    His gentle healing kindness
    His calling us friends

  3. God Is

    God is and was and will be
    God is Our Heavenly Host
    God is all we ever need
    Forever God is

  4. She Is

    She is a gift straight from God
    She is all I’ll ever need
    She is more than I deserve
    So much love she is

  5. Blind Life

    We seek the impossible
    Neglecting the probable
    Ignoring the obvious
    Living all for naught

  6. Meow Mix

    It prowls with instinctive sight
    Hunting for innocent mice
    Futile in a mouseless house
    Guess it’s Meow Mix

  7. Doodle Bug

    Doodle Bug, oh Doodle Bug
    Caught up in my white shag rug
    What to do with Doodle Bug?
    Oops! I bet that hurt!

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