A dose of fetish. Good friends. An incomparable muse.
Hello Folks … there’s been a bit of a mix-up today but never fear we’re on hand to present you with a new poetry challenge!
Today I thought we’d look at a “Cherita”. Cherita (pronounced CHAIR-rita) is a linked poetry form of one-, two-, and three-line stanzas. Cherita is Malay for story in fact:
A cherita consists of a one-line stanza, followed by a two-line stanza, and then finishing with a three-line stanza. It can either be written solo or by up to three partners.
The Cherita tells a story. It was created by ai li (A UK poet and artist) on June 22, 1997 in memory of her grandparents who were raconteur extraordinaire. It was also inspired by Larry Kimmel’s sensitive recognition of a shorter form contained within the opening three-verse stanza of ai li’s LUNENGA, which was created May 27, 1997.
The Cherita arose out of the English-language haiku and tanka tradition, but is more anecdotal, or nano-narrative, in nature than are the “momentary” haiku and the more lyrical tanka, though it is easily adaptable to lyrical expression. It is imagistic and depends on conciseness and suggestion for its effect.
Pasted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherita
And here’s a sample:
after seeing you off
taking the path along
a rustle of
© Larry Kimmel
his bedtime story
the never-ending tales
now you see them
now you don’t
© ai li
A 6 line poem in three separate stanzas, a single line, a couplet, then a tercet.
Each stanza is a complete strophe
The line lengths are at the poets’ discretion
The poem should be presented, centered and untitled.
It should be imagistic and concise.
Now, for a little inspiration!
Once you’ve written your Cherita or if you prefer one of the variations of the Shadorma either inspired by the above photo or maybe by your own art-work, please tag your post: Mindlovesmisery Menagerie and B&P Shadorma and Beyond then add your link to the Mr. Linky App below.
Have yourself a great week, Bastet.