"The Birthday Party" (also known as Helen Velasquez Chase) (circa 1902) by William Merritt Chase [1849-1916].
ribbons and wrappings
tossed in the fire, only the
brown paper hat remains
my birthday party
over for this year--never mind--
in 12 months I'll have another
© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.
A cherita is a haiku-like poem of three stanzas that tells a "story." The first stanza is one line and sets the scene. Stanza two is two lines, stanza three is three lines. A cherita terbalik is a cherita with the order of the stanzas rearranged.