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Cherita (pronounced CHAIR-rita) is a short verse that tells a story. It was created by ai li, UK poet and artist. Cherita is a Malay word for story or tale. It was found at Larry Kimmel.Tripod.com

The elements of the Cherita are:

  1. a narrative, it should tell a story
  2. hexastich, a 6 line  poem made up of 3 separate stanzas. A single line, a couplet and a tercet.
  3. syllabic without specific syllables per line.
  4. unrhymed.
  5. a poem that can be written by 1, 2 or 3 poets.

    Stray                                                             border crossing  by Judi Van Gorder

    on a courtyard bench

    scruffy black stray
    invites a friendly hand

    bloody sore oozes gore
    stays the stroke
    evokes a hiss
            ~~ Judi Van Gorder

~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

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