Sunday, June 17, 2018

A Cherita (untitled)--By Mary Gunn--Ireland

A Cherita (untitled)

Father's Day

spotting a horse's head
in a naked tree

he sawed and carved
to release the horse
my first wooden toy

(published telling a story (the cherita), 2017, 1-2-3 press)

Mary Gunn writes haiku, tanka, cherita and other forms of poetry. She draws inspiration from the natural world around her. She also writes short stories. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications including NeverEnding Story, Dual Coast Magazine, Atlas Poetica, Blithe Spirit, Presence, Moonbathing, cattails, Chrysanthemum and Eucalypt


  1. Mary,
    I have never heard of this form, but you write well. Thanks for sharing childhood memories of you and your Dad.
    Yours truly,
    David Fox

  2. wow, how creative he must have been - & what a lovely memory

  3. Dear Mary,

    It's truly a little story in a few lines. Well done.

    Best wishes,

  4. Thank you, Mary, for the following--

    "Thank you for all your lovely comments. They are much appreciated. If not familiar with the cherita form - created by ai li - information is available on or Regards, Mary."

  5. A nice poem, Mary. I got inspired by it. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!


  6. Dear Mary,
    This poem gives me a lot to think about
    Thanks for writing
    Knight Writer

  7. A lovely childhood memory, Mary. Thank you for sharing. Regards // paul