"Tea Time" (1920) by Alice Bailly [1872-1938].
they meet for tea
at first the conversation
barely a step above gossip
the pot emptied refilled
emptied again until words
that must be spoken, are
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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.