The prompt this week on Poetic Bloomings was to write a dodoitsu. This was a new-to-me Japanese form, so naturally I was intrigued, and couldn’t resist giving it a try. I am all about Japanese poetry these days. It looks very tanka-ish. 🙂 I wrote my daily small stone as a dodoitsu.
“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.”
RAINDROPS ON MY SKYLIGHT
I awaken to a sound
so unfamiliar, I just
can’t place it for a moment.
Welcome back, old friend!
After consulting the weather forecast for the upcoming week, I see more rain haiku and prose in my future!