Contrast -A Sedoka

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

The Katauta form was used for poems addressed to a lover. A single katauta is considered incomplete or a half-poem, however, a pair of katautas using the syllable count of 5,7,7 is called a sedoka.

us

We’re so different
You are tall and I am short
You like football, I’m not keen

I feel cold, you don’t
I eat rice, yours – potatoes
But we’re still together, right?

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