Cherita was created by ai li, and you can read her lovely expression about the form here:
Cherita builds on haiku and tanka, and was inspired by the six-word story, which was inspired by Hemingway, so hey, there is a rich history here. You remember Hemingway’s:
For sale, baby shoes, never wornCherita is a six-line poem in three stanzas. First stanza is one line, second stanza two lines, third stanza three lines. Line length is up to you. The idea is to write a short story in six lines.
I tried it out and offer this simple tale for an example:
I should rake leaves
but I decide
to do something else
when thinking about leaves
|photo and cherita poem above by Marian Kent|
I wonder if we might try this and even include our handwritten/notebook versions as Kerry inspired us to share a couple weeks back! If you like, no obligation, but it might be a pretty form to share that way. Have fun!