a time of wonder
edition 4:10 of the cherita
edited by ai li


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




a time of wonder is our third edition for 2021 and the tenth edition of our fourth year of being. This edition numbers 48 in the cherita series of storytelling books, and growing fast.

a time of wonder belongs to the ongoing the cherita series, currently numbering 48 on the list, as do my personal ongoing writing in one breath series of 15 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 time of wonder 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 time of wonder :-

Kath Abela Wilson/ Jackie Chou/ Larry Kimmel/ ai li/ Cynthia Anderson/ Taura Scott/ Bryan Rickert/ Joanna Ashwell/ James Haddad/ Patricia Prime/ Peter Jastermsky/ Stella Damarjati/ Caroline Skanne/ Shloka Shankar/ Ruth Kay/ Kath Abela/ Sherry Grant/ Debbie Strange/ B.A. France/ Mary Gunn/ Emalisa Rose/ Elisa Theriana/ Pat Geyer/ S.Radhamani/ Tim Gardiner/ Keith Keyes/ John J. Han/ Steve Lang/  Isabella Kramer/ Christine L. Villa/

a time of wonder :-

at dusk

wild strawberry blossoms
as a starry sky

can you blame

Larry Kimmel


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

Kath Abela Wilson/ Jackie Chou/ Larry Kimmel/ Joanna Ashwell/ Peter Jastermsky/ Caroline Skanne/ Emalisa Rose/ Patricia Prime/ Christine L. Villa/ Cynthia Anderson/

a time of wonder 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



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