"The Umbrella" (1883) by Marie Bashkirtseff [1858-1884].
I refuse to believe we
will have flowers this year
this rain is the same
as it was last month
© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.
The artist died a year after painting "The Umbrella." She was only 25 years old and had developed tuberculosis, more commonly known at the time as "consumption." Adding to the tragedy of a career cut short is the fact that the Nazis destroyed many of Bashkirtseff's works during World War II.
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.