the war was over
her childhood sweetheart
and those blood-red
out-of-season poppies bloomed
each year in November
Kim M. Russell, 11th November 2018
My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Fussy Little Forms: Cherita also linked to Poets United Poetry Pantry
This weekend Marian brings us the cherita, a form created by ai li, which builds on haiku and tanka, and was inspired by the six-word story. She reminds us of Hemingway’s six-word story:’ For sale, baby shoes, never worn’.
Marian says that the cherita is a six-line poem, written in three stanzas as follows: stanza 1 consists of one line; stanza 2 of two lines; and stanza 3 of three lines. The line length is up to us. The idea is to write a short story in six lines, also including our handwritten/notebook versions.