This Cherita was written for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday 

but I failed to read the guidelines carefully. This should have been written in Tanka, Haiku, Senryu, Haibun, Etheree or Cinquain poetry forms. Ooops! Here’s mine anyway:

Calixta bewitched her men

as they dreamt, making them
burn and ache with desire;

craving her touch, her warmth.
They gave their honor for Calixta —
and were soon discarded like all the rest.


SusanWritesPrecise/Susan Marie Shuman


17 thoughts

      1. Often hesitate posting some of my work too. Then I post and get all kinds of inspiring comments. We criticize our-self too much.🙂

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  1. Lovely form for storytelling, Abject Muse. 😀 No syllable count though. A Cherita poem deals with stanzas – now, if it had a syllable count to go with the stanzas it would have been perfect. You told a fabulous story. ❤

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