D - Dodoitsu

 

Dodoitsu is a Japanese form of poetry that was developed towards the end of the Edo Period, 1603-1868.

26 syllables in 4 lines

7,7,7,5

It usually has a comical twist and relates to love or work.

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I'll Eat My Hat

 

I love you more than any

Has ever loved, I promise

I'll stay true, or eat my hat

Want catsup with that?

 

 

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Comments

  1. Ha ha ha! Amazing! I had no idea about this style of poetry! Thanks for sharing. Now I have to try it.

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  2. I am yet to try the dodoitsu!! Love your dodoitsu...
    Visiting from A2Z..
    Diacope Or At the Risk of Repeating Myself

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  3. Fun! :) "Love or work." What else is there to write poetry about? :D

    The Multicolored Diary

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