What I learned at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai (from Jane Reichhold): In Japanese, a traditional “dodoitsu” is composed of four phrases in 7-7-7-5 sound units. These were sung to accompaniment of a shamisen (banjo-like instrument with three strings). The subject matter was either love or humor.
I added rhyme because it’s our anniversary 🙂
honey bee my honey dew
on our honeysuckle vine
soften me and sweeten you
pleasure’s yours and mine