The Kouta 小唄 (little or short song) was a popular Japanese verse form of the 16th century.
The Kouta is:
• a poem in 4 lines.
• syllabic, written in lines of alternating 7-5-7-5 syllables or 7-7-7-5 syllables.
three little girls dressed alike
small pink polka dots on white
ribbons tie up pony tails
sisters smile polite
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