The Catch: A Cherita*

The Ganges is a slender crescent here.

 

 

A stray Shushuk** swims fast

towards its lost pod.

 

 

To the delighted fishermen,

today’s catch

seems surprisingly heavy.

 

*Cherita is a poetic form [1-2-3] of three stanzas telling a story. The first one has one line the second, two and the final stanza has three lines. Cherita is a Malay word for story/tale. This form was created by al li 

 

**Shushuk is the local name for Ganges dolphin

 

 

This is my first attempt at a Cherita. I’m inspired by our dear friend Celestine Nudanu  (Reading Pleasure) who writes them beautifully.

 

 

Posted for Poetry Pantry #363 @ Poets United

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