My third experiment with the poetic form – The CHERITA . . .
‘Cherita’ is the Malay word for story or tale. A cherita consists of a single stanza of a one-line verse, followed by a two-line verse, and then finishing with a three-line verse. It can be written solo or with up to three partners. (See the website at: https://www.thecherita.com for further information).
Rhyming is not required, but here is a version which does include rhyme . . .
I walked along the towpath
Observing each boat as I passed Until I reached the very last.
A strange name it had Some may think it sad But no, it made me glad.
The Grand Western Canal provides wonderful level walks and bike rides along its nature-adorned tow paths. It extends for eleven and a quarter miles from the basin in Tiverton, East Devon, through quaint and charming villages to Lowdwells, near the Somerset border.
Perhaps the greatest attraction on the Canal is the much-loved horse-drawn barge based at the start of the canal in Tiverton. It is a beautiful wide beam, 75-seater horse-drawn barge and the same boat has been taking passengers for trips along the canal since 1974. The Devon section of the GW Canal is now a designated country park.
My photographs below were taken on a beautiful summer afternoon when I undertook a trip on the ‘Tivertonian’.
I have covered some of this information before on one of my blogs, which can be viewed by clicking on: ‘The Canal Horse’
The video below was made by The BBC, ‘One of the Last Horse Drawn Barges in the UK’ was filmed on the Grand Western Canal in Devon UK.