NPM Day 4ish: cherita

In case you’re looking, Day 3 of my NPM (National Poetry Month) “project” didn’t happen. Hence Day 4ish. Of course, now I’m not sure how to move forward. Will tomorrow be 5ish? Am I numbering my actual posts this month or the day of the month? My head’s spinning, but I’m sure I’ll figure something out. Maybe tomorrow. If I post. We’ll just have to see how it all unfolds. (If you’re wondering what my project is, you can check out this post. If this all feels a bit unstructured, well…that’s kind of my NPM vibe.)

On a bright note, this morning a lovely little moment called out for recognition. So on the way to work, I dictated a cherita. A cherita is a title-less poem that tells a story in linked 1-line, 2-line and 3-line stanzas. Once I got home, I pulled up my dictated notes, polished them up a tad, and here’s what I had:

Running late, I step outside

a repeating call
stops me in my tracks

High upon our rooftop
sweet phoebe perches
welcoming spring with her tell-tale song

©Molly Hogan

If you find that you enjoy this poetry form, be sure to check out this site where,Mary Lee Hahn is sharing her National Poetry Month project: 30 days of cheritas!

10 thoughts on “NPM Day 4ish: cherita

  1. margaretsmn says:

    Aw, a phoebe. I’ve never seen one, let alone hear one. What a lovely captured moment! I have no advice on numbering. Maybe just don’t number at all.

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  2. Thanks for taking me to your out-the-door morning.

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  3. maryleehahn says:

    I am in today with birds, too! I couldn’t limit myself to just one, but the goldfinch in the last stanza really needs a poem all to itself. The tree was singing and it took me quite a while to unfocus my eyes from seeing leaves so that I could see the bird!

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  4. lynnedorfman says:

    Overly! I will check out the site because I want to write charity’s for my blog and National Poetry Month. Thank you! Your poem paints a picture and has appeal to the senses and warmth.

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