and still
edition 3:11
edited by ai li

This edition of and still showcases 90 fine cherita and cherita terbalik from writers and poets who hail from UK, USA, Singapore, Germany, New Zealand, India, Canada, Romania, Ireland and China.

and still is the eleventh edition for our third year.

The words Covid-19 and Pandemic now appear to be words sewn into the very fabric of our everyday lives. I would therefore like to wish you all abundant good health, and please take good care and be safe if you have to be out and about.

Staying in for long periods of time or in self isolation can be challenging. Personally, I find this can bring out the storyteller within myself. I hope you will be able to use this lockdown time to channel your inner storyteller and come up with stories that will take us onto new word journeys that will not only enthral but inspire us all. I look forward to reading your lockdown cherita.

Your cherita stories keep coming in and they are getting better and better with each submission. I can’t help but feel extremely blessed to be part of not only your very own special storytelling journeys, but that of Cherita’s own growth.


I have edited and still 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 and still :-

Isabella Kramer/ Pat Geyer/ Larry Kimmel/ Taura Scott/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Patricia Prime/ Joanna Ashwell/ Peter Jastermsky/ Ruth Kay/ Tia Haynes/ Myrto E. Angeloglou/ Cynthia Anderson/ Jackie Chou/ Tim Gardiner/ ai li/ S.Radhamani/ Ron Scully/ Debbie Strange/ Vicky Moreno/ Tiffany Shaw-Diaz/ paula song sarmonpal/ Mekhled Alzaza/ Grace Galton/ Hongri Yuan/Jonathan Vos Post/ Réka Nyitrai/ Pauli Dutton/ Robert Stewart/ Mary Gunn/ Maryalicia Post/ Martina Robles Gallegos/


EXAMPLE OF WORK from and still :


you never told me

why you had come
to see me

only that
a passing thought
had led you home

Tia Haynes


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

Isabella Kramer/ / Larry Kimmel/ Taura Scott/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Peter Jastermsky/ Joanna Ashwell/ Patricia Prime/ Tia Haynes/ Ruth Kay/ Jackie Chou/ Ron Scully/ Tim Gardiner/ Debbie Strange/ Réka Nyitrai/ Tiffany Shaw-Diaz/ Myrto E. Angeloglou/ Vicky Moreno/




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

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