This poem is my attempt at a Sedoka. A Sedoka is comprised of two three-line katauta. For those that just went “Whaaaa….?”, a katauta is Japanese form of poetry that consists of three un-rhymed lines with a syllable count of 5/7/7.
So a Sedoka comprises six lines that break down like so:
Line 1 – 5 syllables
Line 2 – 7 syllables
Line 3 – 7 syllables (completes first katauta)
Line 4 – 5 syllables (begins second katauta)
Line 5 – 7 syllables
Line 6 – 7 syllables (completes second katauta)
A Sedoka can address the same subject from different perspectives. If you are still confused…my apologies. Click here for more examples.
Hope you enjoy.
Happy Reading and Writing!