odel – odel
echoing from mountain to dale
put on lederhosen
grab up a stein of beer
come sing at the Oktoberfest
© G.s.k. ‘15
(I just discovered Jane Sandford, but I also just discovered her blog is now closed down for future posts … but this one can still be read … below is what Jane says about the Golsana.)
“The Golsana is a little-known poetry form, very recently attributed to the Bavarian literary historian, Golo Mann.
The form has a syllable count of 4-4-8-6-6-8, and surrounds the distinct culture and mentality of the Bavarian people.
Disclaimer: Any resemblance to any real poetry, living or dead, is purely coincidental”. Jane Sandford
[cough-cough] After many hours of research, alas I discovered that this form has one last line of two syllables … Bastet 😉 Prosit!