COVID Summertime – The Poem
Shining glowing summertime
holidays, vacations, beach,
a glacé ice-cream strangled
by the medicines.
What are Dodoitsu Poems?
Dodoitsu is a Japanese poetic form consisting of four lines. This poetic form is not much concerned with the meter and rhyming scheme but has a definite syllable count for each line.
What are the rules for writing a Dodoitsu Poem?
Following are the rules:
- It is a four-line poem.
- There are no rules for rhyme and meter.
- There is a definite syllable count:
- there are 7 syllables in the first 3 lines,
- and 5 syllables in the last line
About This Poem
This is a poem about this COVID 19 pandemic that has spoiled the summertime for everyone on this planet. There are no holidays, no vacations, no beach, no friends; we are all locked down. We cannot even have food we love (like ice-creams). They are also replaced by medicines, both immunity-boosting for those not suffering and cure-medicines for those suffering from coronavirus.
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