Katuata, X, side poem or half poem) is emotive verse. Intuitive rather than logical;
the katuata asks a sudden question or makes an emotional statement and then responds to it.
This is a stand alone,
3 line poem, however it is often written as a side poem to the renga.
This dates back to 8th century Japan found in the Manyoshu (the oldest collection of Japanese poetry)
, 19 syllables or less.usually a tercet. 5-7-7.
This can also be reduced to a 5-7-5 syllable count if desired. 。
emotive not necessarily logical.
lost in haze of doubt
thoughts of you fog my vision will mist clear?
in due season
– Judi Van Gorder