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Dodoitsu

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Japanese Poetry

Dodoitsu is a Japanese folk verse usually written about work or love and often with a touch of humor. The name literally means "quickly, city to city" probably so named for its rapid rise in popularity in the 1600s which was the beginning of Japan's "Modern Period". Like most Japanese poetry, the dodoitsu draws the emotion from the image.

The Dodoitsu is:

  • syllabic, written in 26 onji (sound syllables) or less.
  • commonly written in 4 lines of 7-7-7-5 syllables each.

    Thursday afternoon is dead,
    phones become silent and wait
    until minutes before five
    on Friday to ring
    ---Judi Van Gorder

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