Beth Camp Historical Fiction

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

October 3: Untitled Cherita


after packing my suitcase one more time

Tucking your postcard
into my daybook

A packet of letters on thin paper
comes unbundled,
little cherished histories



Cherita is the Malay word for story. This stylized poem is presented without a title. Its three stanzas are centered and have one 1 line, 2 lines, and end with 3 lines. I hope my little poem gives the sense of a story in this tradition. 

Today’s OctPoWriMo challenge was to write a cherita, perhaps around the theme of metal. Click HERE to read what others have written -- and enjoy!

The photo is by Liz West on Flickr of a packet of letters she bought at an auction. They were written in the 1860's.