K: Katauta

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The Katauta is an unrhymed Japanese form of poetry consisting of 17 or 19 syllables. The poem is a three-lined poem with the following syllable counts: 5/7/5 or 5/7/7

 

what is it you say

when you do not say a word

branding my soul with your eyes

quietly you leave

as quietly as you came

only your mark left behind.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. CRD says:

    Beautifully written. I like this form of poetry. I presume this form of poetry works best when your want your poem to be short, yet powerful.

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    1. ipsyb says:

      Thanks 🙂

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