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Morning Dodoitsu

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I started sharing poetry articles back in 2013. Every year I share a poem a day in April.


Morning Dodoitsu

Dodoitsu is a Japanese syllabic form with four lines where the first three lines are seven and the last is five syllables.

Decided to walk alone

onto a well kept sidewalk

under the afternoon sun

snow crests the mountain.

Bird song returns to my ears

a fresh clean air fills my lungs

I lightly touch tender leaves

the pull of springtime.

These pushing buds mean so much

this struggle has new meaning

a need to remove all grey

greet sunshines garden.

Within moments the wind whoops

when the grey storm clouds bring hail

covers up white mountain tops

here I walk alone.

I decide comfortable home

offers what I need right now

and a chill that sneaks in

through down of my coat.

Grey clouds are never alone

they travel and stretch for miles

to bring this rain or this snow

where I am just one.

© 2020 Jamie Lee Hamann

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