A Dodoitsu – March 26, 2016

by Georgia
Dodoitsu – Honey-suckers
under the warm spring sunshine
inside blossoms and bright blooms
bees hop hither and thither
(poor honey-suckers)
© G.s.k. ‘16

A doditsu is a Japanese poetic form created during the Edo Period  (1603-1868).  It consists of four lines, the first three of  seven onji (we call them syllables but in Japanese they are sounds) and a fourth line of five onji.  I read on Writer’s Digest:
“The dodoitsu often focuses on love or work with a comical twist.”
Ergo my honey-suckers … more twisted humour about work and love than this 😉  !

2 Comments to “A Dodoitsu – March 26, 2016”

  1. Thanks for my introduction to a new form – doditsu . . . I’m looking forward to playing with it . . .

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