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.
By milky moonlight
your silky skin upon mine
ignites a great desire.
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