Do you like to write Haiku? If you do, you’ll probably enjoy writing Dodoitsu. A Japanese form like Haiku, the rules for these poems translate to line number and syllabus number. Rhyming is not a requirement. Traditionally, these poems focused on love or work and often had a comic overtone.

The rules:
Lines 1-3 have 7 syllables
Line 4 has 5 syllables

Let us sing of love and hope
On this moment cleaves the light
Bliss and sorrow all in one
Mind awakening

Weep not for ‘morrows passing
From the embers sprout the light
Pound per pound from molten ash
Ring the blacksmith’s song

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