Featuring cherita!

April 28, 2019

Ekphrastic April 2019, Day 28: "Joan of Arc"

"Joan of Arc" (1879) by Jules Bastien-Lepage [1848-1884].

does a just god pick sides?

visions and voices
should be doubted mightily

if you follow a visionary
you may be a participant
in her delusions

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Thanks to Linda Baie for suggesting this work.

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. Oh, that warning at the end, shivers! I'm looking forward to reading David Elliott's 'Joan'. You might send this to him. I imagine he will love it!

    1. Blind followers are so scary, probably no more so than in 2019.