Hello Poetry Lovers
Now, here’s an interesting form of poetry. I discovered this on an Instagram thread by the inventive Soul Craft Poetry.
The Cherita, a Malay word for telling a story, or tale, consists of six stanzas; one single line, two lines then three.
There are two examples below, the first is extraordinarily unsubtle, penned by a ruthless poet, followed by a tender and gentle one by the lovely Trisha Broomfield.
Don’t you tell me that!
I can read you like a book, and see your soul crafting through you.
Do you think I was born yesterday? Come and finish ironing your shirts! Your ties and shoes are in a sorry state too!
I stretch my hand towards the fire
it is my only source of light
my soul crafts out for you tonight
I hear the creaking of the gate
an owl calls out, the hour is late
an answer swiftly from its mate.
Wasn’t that last one lovely?! Thank you so much, Trisha for rising to that challenge and sharing such a beautiful piece.
The Cherita is a fun form, do try it at home. I’d welcome any submissions.
Thank you for tuning in, PL’s. Back with more poetry japes real soon….