Saturday, October 08, 2016

A poem for the Dodo Bird -- a dodoitsu

. . . . . . .. . . .  . the Dodo, by C. Edwards (wikicommons)
a Dodoitsu;
poem for the dodo bird

Lines, three sevens and one five
Syllable count, that we do 
Reminds me of dodo bird 
Dodoitsu form


My poem form for dodo bird 
Goofy bird brunt tales galore
Friendly bird, trusted too much 
Extinct, ate by hog 
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Poem copyright© 2016 Jimmiehov, All rights reserved
Photo copied from Wikipedia, "free to use, a file from the Wikimedia Commons
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Edwards%27_Dodo.jpg

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Notes:
 - 1.  The Dodoitsu poetry form is a Japanese "4-line poem (with) seven syllables in the first three lines and five syllables in the fourth–and final–line. The dodoitsu often focuses on love or work with a comical twist. ... I haven’t found any word on whether dodoitsu traditionally have titles or not."
  - 2. "What happened to the last dodo bird?"  (They became extinct before the 1700's, probably the last one or egg eaten by a hog or a rat.)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2016/09/20/what-happened-to-the-last-dodo-bird/#223f32116789
 - 3.  Dodo Birds, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodo

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14 Comments:

At Saturday, October 08, 2016 11:23:00 PM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Ha ha, very fun, and perfectly formed. :-D

 
At Sunday, October 09, 2016 12:09:00 AM, Blogger Stacy Lynn Mar said...

that ending! you pull us in with humor, then smack us. :)

 
At Sunday, October 09, 2016 12:54:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

Poor dodo.. not quite adopted to meet the humans

 
At Sunday, October 09, 2016 4:24:00 AM, Blogger Kim Russell said...

Nothing like a dodo to brighten up a quiet Sunday morning!

 
At Sunday, October 09, 2016 5:56:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

Thanks for shwoing us how this interesting form is written, Jim.

 
At Sunday, October 09, 2016 9:20:00 AM, Blogger Debi Swim said...

Friendly bird, trusted too much
Extinct.... That says a mouthful!

 
At Sunday, October 09, 2016 12:18:00 PM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh this made me smile - and cringe....LOL. Poor bird.

 
At Sunday, October 09, 2016 6:46:00 PM, Blogger Linda said...

Very well said. And so true, too, that this bird trusted too much!

 
At Sunday, October 09, 2016 9:14:00 PM, OpenID rhymeswithbug.com said...

so glad the dodoitsu did not go the way of the Dodo - poor bird

 
At Sunday, October 09, 2016 10:20:00 PM, Blogger Sara McNulty said...

Alas! The poor dodo. Witty, with a great painting!

 
At Monday, October 10, 2016 4:11:00 AM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

All that's left are fossils and bones, a fun write Jim

much love...

 
At Monday, October 10, 2016 3:39:00 PM, Blogger Outlawyer said...

Oh dear, one feels very sorry for the dodo bird. I agree that some forms can seem very extinct! And the Japanese ones especially strange since meant for a whole different language. Thank you for your kind comment, Jim. k.

 
At Monday, October 10, 2016 8:14:00 PM, Blogger Helen said...

Jim, I could not help but laugh out loud!!

 
At Tuesday, October 11, 2016 3:36:00 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

I like the intro line and really? The last one eaten by a hog? ha.

 

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