a shadow of myself
edition 4:11 of the cherita
edited by ai li

This edition of a shadow of myself showcases 90 fine cherita and cherita terbalik from writers and poets who hail from UK, USA, Singapore, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, India and Indonesia.




a shadow of myself is our fourth edition for 2021 and the eleventh edition of our fourth year of being. This edition numbers 49 in the cherita series of storytelling books, and growing fast.

a shadow of myself belongs to the ongoing the cherita series, currently numbering 49 on the list, as do my personal ongoing writing in one breath series of 16 virgin Cherita, Cherita and Tanka, Cherita and Haiku, and Cherita, Tanka and Haiku books, and lastly my poems for inner rooms series with its 18 Tanka and Haiku books. All these editions are available in paperback and on kindle on Amazon.

I have edited a shadow of myself as I have all the other editions of the cherita, to be experienced two ways. It can be read as one storybook but also as an anthology of individual poems. Two reading experiences within one book, filled with stories of Life, Love and Loss.

cherita terbalik continues to capture the imagination of poets and there are again fine examples in this edition.

Featured Poets as they appear in a shadow of myself :-

Joanna Ashwell/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Jackie Chou/ ai li/ Stella Damarjati/ Isabella Kramer/ Ruth Kay/ Sherry Grant/ Patricia Prime/ B. A. France/ Mary Gunn/ Debbie Strange/ Partha Sarkar/ Taura Scott/ S.Radhamani/ James Haddad/ Tim Gardiner/ Keitha Keyes/ Rita Malhotra/ Lakshmi Iyer/ Peter Jastermsky/ Cynthia Anderson/ zee zahava/ Pat Davis/ Orrin/ Pat Geyer/ Emalisa Rose/ Elisa Theriana/ Caroline Skanne/

EXAMPLE OF WORK from a shadow of myself:-


the duplicity
of mirrors

50 years on

you are still
the fairest
in the land

ai li


The cherita lighthouse has been awarded to the following writers and poets in this edition for their timeless Cherita :

Kath Abela Wilson/ Ruth Kay/ S.Radhamani/ Cynthia Anderson/ Pat Geyer/ Caroline Skanne/

a shadow of myself has been edited to be experienced two ways very much. It can be read as a storybook and as an anthology of individual poems.

I have enjoyed the challenge of selecting and collating for this edition of the cherita and hope that you will find the cherita within worthy of a campfire gathering and the sharing of meaningful stories.

If this new edition strikes a chord with you, please feel free to review, comment on Amazon or give a feedback directly to me. Many thanks.

ai li
storyteller oasis