ai li created the form called cherita in 1997. It is a Malay word which means story or tale. The cherita follows a 1-2-3 line stanza with no conditions on rhyme. It is used to tell a story. Here is a fine example by ai li.

i find one cloud

in the sky
to describe my loneliness

all this blue
and no one
to share it with

ai li (Source:

I stumbled on this form awhile back and you can read my previous cherita here and here. I love to tell a story. Here is today’s story..

shopping with kids

blown off our feet by
two volcanic hurricanes

we return tattered, spent,
empty handed with
money intact in our wallets.

How was you day today? Share with me what story you want to tell. Will you be able to tell it in only six lines? 

L for ai li, my poem: cherita #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z #NaPoWriMo
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