"Dream Book" (1901) by Alice Pike Barney [1857-1931].
restricted to hearth
we spend our time
interpreting the only world
in which we roam free
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Dream interpretation has existed as long as there have been dreamers. In the late 1800s and early 1900s guides to dreams and their meanings were popular. Here is the title page from a book published in 1871:
And a sample page:
Update: Jama Rattigan has graciously collected other National Poetry Month 2019 goings-on. Click here and go have some fun!
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.