Cherita is now 24 years old
22 June 1997 – 22 June 2021


dream book
edition #5:5 of the cherita
edited by ai li


This edition of dream book showcases 91 fine cherita and cherita terbalik from writers and poets who hail from UK, USA, Singapore, New Zealand, Romania, India, Germany, Australia, Japan, Canada, Spain, Philippines, France and Poland.

dream book is our tenth book for 2021. This is also our 55th edition in the cherita series of storytelling books.



dream book belongs to the ongoing the cherita series, currently 55th on the list, as do my personal ongoing writing in one breath series of 18 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 kindle on Amazon.

I have edited this edition 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, Loss and Renewal.

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

Featured Poets as they appear in this edition :-

Larry Kimmel/ Jackie Chou/ James Haddad/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Patricia Prime/ ai li/ Taura Scott/ Mirela Brăilean/ Neena Singh/ Peter Jastermsky/ Isabella Kramer/ Keitha Keyes/ Sherry Grant/ Alan Peat/ S. Radhamani/ Cynthia Anderson/ Erika Wilk/ Joanna Ashwell/ kris moon/ Lynne Jambor/ Maxianne Berger/ Keith Evetts/ Lakshmi Iyer/ Ron Scully/ Ram Chandran/ Hifsa Ashraf/ John Hawkhead/ Orrin/ I.Hope/ Madeleine Basa Vinluan/ Bryan Rickert/ Sigrid Saradunn/ Giselle Maya/ Carol Jones/ Partha Sarkar/ Daniel Becher/ Richa Sharma/ Stella Damarjati/ Paweł Markiewicz/ Caroline Skanne/

A SAMPLE from this edition :-

the mountain was red

then darkened
lasting for
only a few minutes

like a child
going to sleep

James Haddad

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

James Haddad/ Jackie Chou/ Patricia Prime/ Peter Jastermsky/ Larry Kimmel/ Alan Peat/ Erika Wilk/ Keith Evetts/ Ron Scully/ Ram Chandran/ Hifsa Ashraf/ John Hawkhead/ Sigrid Saradunn/ Giselle Maya/ Sherry Grant/ Caroline Skanne/

dream book has been edited to be experienced two ways. 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