Featuring cherita!

April 30, 2019

Ekphrastic April, Day 30: "Reverie"

We started the month with dreams and we will end it with dreams. Thanks for stopping by to help celebrate National Poetry Month 2019!

"Reverie" (date unknown) by √Čvariste Carpentier [1845-1922].

summer day dreams

she needs no guides
to their interpretation

the light of the sun
is her spotlight and she
is the star of the show

© 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.


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    1. Thanks, Sally. I'm looking forward to summer this year!

  2. Beautiful!!! Thanks for all your cheritas this month. Loved all the art and your wonderful words. I can just hear the sound of that bubbling water in the painting.

    1. Thank you, Jama. I look at the painting and I think about how almost everyone has walked in the woods and found small streams. Even in cities there are wooded parks with rivulets.

  3. I love the surprise element in your poem, making the ducks the audience and the girl the star of the show. You have a lovely gift, Diane.

  4. It is a gorgeous and dreamy end, Diane. Your poems please every time. Happy Poetry Month!

    1. Thank you, Linda. Here's wishing the rest of the year is Happy Poetry time!