Featuring cherita!

April 17, 2019

Ekphrastic April 2019, Day 17: "Woman and Child on a Balcony"

"Woman and Child on a Balcony" (1871-1872) by Berthe Morisot [1841-1895].

the road below

always a surprise what
the child focuses on

today, the gendarme--
her perplexity at how
he got so small

© 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.

1 comment:

  1. Nice!! Love that you chose to focus on the child's POV.