Two Dodoitsu Poems – a Japanese Poetic Form

i love the boys in my house
they keep me on all my toes
one will not keep his room clean
one makes me play fetch

summer break is upon me
time to rest and have some fun
no alarms no schedules
but PD courses

Published by Donnetta Norris

| Christian | Wife | Mom | Teacher | Writer | Donnetta Norris is a 2nd grade teacher in Arlington, TX. She has been an educator for the last 12 years. She enjoys reading professional, children’s, and MG literature. Being in the classroom with her Scholars brings her the most joy, and she is passionate about, and committed to, improving her writing craft as a teacher-writer. She is a community leader and facilitates workshops with TeachWrite, LLC.

7 thoughts on “Two Dodoitsu Poems – a Japanese Poetic Form

  1. Donnetta, thanks for the new form of word play. I am going to try my hand at this for Tuesday’s slice of life with thanks to you. Your poems share the life of a teacher Mom. Enjoy the summer. Love that you keep learning.

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  2. Summer just seems to turn it all upside down, even last year! It’s good that you’re celebrating a new kind of day, “no alarms no schedules/but PD courses”, sounds lovely.

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  3. Thanks for the introduction to this form AND the link to Writer’s Digest. I’ll head back there for more inspiration. I love the hint (I hope I’m correctly reading the clues) that one of your boys has two legs and the other has four! Enjoy your break — you’ve earned it this year FOR SURE!

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  4. I’ve never heard of this form! Thanks for the introduction! Ruth,


  5. Donnetta, fun new poetry form. I have learned a lot of them from you! I read Carol’s post first, and now I have more fine examples. Love all the boys in your first poem. It’s fun to infer more about them. Have a great summer and enjoy your courses. I will give the dodoitsu a try.

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