Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #58 Dodoitsu

A little known Japanese poetry form used mostly for songs handed down orally.  Dodoitsu poems consist of four lines with the syllabic structure 7-7-7-5 and no rhyme or metre.  I gave it a try and wrote two.


in the light of the full moon
a moonflower opens up
her star shaped face now full
one night for glory


a cool breath of autumn air
slips in through hidden crevice
caressing your bare shoulders
hints of summers end