Day 6 of 30 of VerseLove (my April theme is Poems)
Mo Daley of Michigan is our host today for National Poetry Month in #VerseLove at http://www.ethicalela.com. She inspires us to write a Cherita with these words:
The cherita was created in 1997 by UK poet ai li as a tribute to her storytelling grandparents. In Malay, cherita means “story” or “tale.” The form consists of three stanzas- one line in the first, two in the second, and three in the third. You may link your cheritas if you wish. The poem is simply designed to tell a story. So I wrote one, entitled Oomph!
An oomph! at 3,446 feet can’t be good.
Atop Black Rock Mountain, I heard her –
She’d fumbled her phone.
But did I stop recording?
I laughed – and we haven’t stopped since.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”