April Poetry Month – A Poem a Day #19

Today I am looking at two forms, the Katouta and the Sedoka. The Katouta is a three-line unrhymed poem with a syllable count of 5/7/7 that is most often used to declare love for another. When you double a Katouta into a two stanza poem, it becomes a Sedoka. A Sedoka can be used to create a dialog or you can use each stanza to explore a topic from a different point of view.


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The Glass

A pessimist sees
a hypothetical glass,
moaning, it is half empty…

An optimist sees
promise in a glass half full
a reason to celebrate!

~kat – 19 April 2016

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