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Geisha Girl
by Peter Paton
Monday, March 13, 2006
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The Dodoitsu is a fixed folk song form of Japanese origin and is often about love or humor. It has 26 syllables made of of four lines of 7, 7, 7, 5 syllables respectively. It is unrhymed and non-metrical.



With a red winnowing fan

she hides her beautiful face

blushing cheeks and sublime smile

this geisha girl I adore


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Geisha Girl

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Reviewed by jude forese
a gem, Peter ...
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
Such a beautiful poem and format, Peter!! Pretty lady, too.
Take care,
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
What lovely verse, indeed! A winner, Peter.

Carmen :-)
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater
Cool culture pleaser, Peter! I can hear the Japanese zither in tune with this. I burn a Japanese incense, they are called joss sticks. The resin is sensuous as is the Geisha dance.

Reviewed by E T Waldron
As lovely as the geisha in the picture. Beautiful match, Peter!;-)

Reviewed by Dale Clark
Very good Peter!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
A beauty Peter!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher
Indeed adorable,
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by L. Figgins
Love this form. I can see how it originated in song, as the last line is shorter for emphasis. Simply beautiful, Peter...Lin
Reviewed by Paul Williams
Ah, I love the simplicity of truth in this Peter.

Reviewed by A PAX
oh this is so well done

know why???

because even if you had not posted a photo, I would have seen her thru your words........

pax A
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen
what a gorgeous poem and photo! this is a form that I've never heard of and must try!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Domo arigato. :) This is so beautiful...both illustration and verse.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Yep, that red winnowing face is truly an eye=thought catcher, I agree with Janet. Beautiful poetry.
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
Geisha've done it again Peter.
Your progress gets more beautiful everyday.
You ecel my poetic friend.
Love this !
The picture is just as alluring as the Geisha poem.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Poet Master, I salute your Dodoitsu; and I bet your Geisha Girl will, too.
Reviewed by George Carroll
You are a master at all the formats. The pic is devine.
Reviewed by Janet Bellinger
You Dodoitsu is perfect, Peter. I like the red, winnowing fan.

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