My Journey with ‘D’: A Doha*

My Journey with ‘D’: A Doha*

You’re a wrong turn that i always wanted to avoid,
—but will always melts once i smell your sweet steroids.
I walked in rushed ragged brisks till my feet fin’lly hurt,
—then i looked side to side and saw you again, dessert!

Note: This is non-fiction! 😀 😀 😀

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Photo credit: Mantra Media

In response to Daily Post: Street and Napowrimo Day 6.


Today, I challenge you to write a poem about food. This could be a poem about a particular food, or about your relationship to food in general.


The Doha is a Hindi stanzaic form employing a rhyming couplet with long syllabic lines.The Doha is also used in Urdu verse. This form steps away from the Hindi tradition of romantic verse and is often written as didactic or used in longer narrative verse.

The Doha is:

  • stanzaic, written in any number of couplets.
  • syllabic, each line is made up of 24 syllables and is paused by caesura at the end of the 13th syllable, making the line two phrases of 13 and 11 syllables. The couplet can be arranged as a quatrain breaking the line at the caesura.
  • commonly used for proverbs and/or for longer narratives or didactic poetry.

56 thoughts on “My Journey with ‘D’: A Doha*”

    1. The flow of a Doha in Hindi is beautiful. I can certainly imagine your Doha in Hindi.
      It would be great if you had the benefit of narration because half of the charm of the Doha is in its narration and strategic pause between words and verses.
      All in all, a nice post. Thanks.

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