And still more every day life – Dodoitsu – August 27, 2015

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He walked along the pathway
Without signposts or road maps
Until he arrived one day
At a ripe old age

Hear the shamisen weeping
This song was written for you
Lost in long spent tragedies
Poor wayward lover

Cherry blossoms now long gone
The fruit of the tree eaten
Here under the bare tree stands
The lady –  Winter

Drip drip drip of falling rain
Tip tapping on my Quechua
And I lay and contemplate
Hot coffee and toast

© G.s.k. ‘15

a Quechua 


Dodoitsu is a form of Japanese poetry developed towards the end of the Edo Period. Often concerning love or work, and usually comical, Dodoitsu poems consist of four lines with the syllabic structure 7-7-7-5 and no rhyme or metre. – Chèvrefeuille

Love Like Raindrops

Love, like raindrops falling down
Embraced the dried barren earth
Each drop a soothing caress
That softens… and wins.

© CynthiaBuhain-Baello (2015)

One Night

one night I searched for a star
what I found was a full moon
now my every day is
full of shooting stars

© Ben Gieske (2012)

her shadow on the white wall
her nude silhouette arouses me
I smell her fragile perfume
Honeysuckle blooms

© Chèvrefeuille

This post was written for:

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #58 Dodoitsu

7 thoughts on “And still more every day life – Dodoitsu – August 27, 2015

  1. Quechua? I have no idea of definition but hopefully it didn’t get too wet:) Great use of the form. All exceptional….in imagery and concept. Inspiredwork !


  2. Really interesting images you have created within this form – which is an interesting one, to be sure. It definitely seems more open to playfulness and less conformity in seriousness. Well done 🙂


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