Featuring cherita!

April 9, 2019

Ekphrastic April 2019, Day 9: "A Market Square with Sheep Auction"

"A Market Square with Sheep Auction" (1919) by Winifred Knights [1899–1947].

1919 visionary

the market square
soon to disappear

she paints in sepia
as if to mark the scene
as already vintage

© 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. It is a capture in time. Before cameras, you've made me wonder how many captured favorite places in their art?

    1. Alas, those without artist skill and/or supplies, and those without writing skills, had to resort to memory.