"La Notte" (1903) by Augusto Giacometti [1887-1947].
with hopes of seeing
the northern lights
I climbed to the top
and when I saw them, words
wouldn't come--I was left
with only my tears
© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.
La notte is the night in Italian. The banner on the woman reads ogni vivente loda il signore, which translates as "every living thing praises the lord."
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.