a home for the wind
edition 3:8
edited by ai li

This edition of a home for the wind showcases 90 fine cherita and cherita terbalik from writers and poets who hail from UK, USA, Singapore, New Zealand, Lithuania, Canada, India, Australia, Pakistan and Germany.

a home for the wind is the eighth edition for our third year, and our first edition for 2020.

I have decided to launch this first edition of the cherita for 2020 a little earlier than expected to avoid any unnecessary delays that could have arisen with the busy festive season.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our contributors and readers who have tirelessly given so much of their support to continue storytelling via Cherita during 2019, and wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and prosperous New Year.

The Chinese New Year falls on Saturday 25 January 2020 and it will be the Year of the Rat. With this auspicious day looming, I’ve decided to also launch my new sixth cherita book – dream merchant to coincide with the New Year celebrations. This book will have 90 virgin Cherita. You can find more details for the book below.

I have edited a home for the wind 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 a home for the wind.

Featured Poets as they appear in this edition :-


Patricia Prime/ ai li/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Taura Scott/ Erika Wilk/ Larry Kimmel/ Jurate Norvaisiene/ Joanna Ashwell/ Peter Jastermsky/ Sigitas Tutlys/ Goda V. Bendoraitiene/ Pat Geyer/ Carol Purington/ Gregory Longenecker/ Myrto E. Angeloglou/ Jackie Chou/ Charles Harmon/ Peter Larsen/ Robert Horrobin/ James Won/ Debbie Strange/ Ruth Kay/ S.Radhamani/ Hazel Hall/ John Grey/ Isabella Kramer/ shane pruett/ Tim Callahan/ Robert Stewart/ Hifsa Ashraf/ James Haddad/ Pat Geyer/


EXAMPLE OF WORK for a home for the wind :

a camel train

sand dunes

the bedouin
blue eyes

Myrto E. Angeloglou


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

Taura Scott/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Joanna Ashwell/ Pat Geyer/ Myrto E. Angeloglou/ Debbie Strange/




dream merchant
ai li’s sixth book
of Cherita

dream merchant

is my twenty ninth book and it belongs to my Poems for Inner Rooms series which are available in paperback and on kindle on Amazon. It is also my sixth book of Cherita.

This book of 90 virgin cherita poems belongs to a collection of life journals written as contemporary cherita, tanka and haiku. These are poems for inner rooms. They take poetry into the realm of spirit and are touched by zen, loss, joy, the surreal, temps perdu, the erotic, humour, truth, the everyday, and the sublime. All the six senses are here.

The book has been edited to be experienced two ways very much like the cherita. It can be read as a storybook and as an anthology of individual poems.


Here is a cherita example from the book:-


it’s raining

in singapore
just as i’m leaving

i will miss home soil
the smell of evening
come early

ai li




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.

Wishing you all Happy Holidays and a safe and peaceful New Year.


ai li

To purchase a print copy and/or a kindle book, please click on the cover below
N.B. There are no images in the print and kindle versions of the cherita.





Once we notify you that we have accepted your poems for publication, either in the online journal or print journal, please do not share or submit your work elsewhere until we have published your work, or the editor will withdraw your work from publication. We also ask that you refrain from republishing your work in any medium for 90 days from publication in the cherita: your storybook journal.Thanks.


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