i find one cloud
edition 2:2, the fourteenth edition of the cherita
edited by ai li


The new edition of i find one cloudshowcases not 77 but 90 fine cherita from poets who hail from UK, USA, Singapore, Ireland, Australia, Poland, India, China, Italy, Romania, New Zealand, Lithuania, Canada, Ukraine, and the Kingdom of Bhutan.

It appears that cherita has reached out to the Kingdom of Bhutan and Ukraine. For the last 365 days, according to our website statistics, we have had 137,311 visits up until 1 July 2018 which is more than encouraging for a 21 year old short form. This is all down to your enthusiasm and support for cherita. Thank you.

If you keep sending in your cherita gems, I hope to be able to showcase 90 poems for each edition from this edition onwards. Having said that, what I will unfortunately be stopping is the collection of images for each edition on the Kindle versions of the journal. I will miss the joy of selecting these images to enhance each cherita. My workload is getting increasingly heavy and if I do not have to trawl through thousands of images to select the right ones for each published cherita and edition, then my time can be spent expanding the cherita. In this instance, it would mean being able to accept and showcase another 12 fine cherita for each edition. I feel that it may be a good trade off long term as my intention is to continue to ensure that I can cut the waiting time for poets to see their work in the cherita where I can. An extra twelve cherita for each edition will most certainly help.

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

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 and Loss.

The cherita terbalik [pronounced chair-rita tur-bar-lake] can be written with stanzas of [3-2-1], [2-1-3], [1–3–2],] 2–3–1] and [3–1–2] and with up to 3 partners. I hope you will all try this either solo or with your writing friends and submit your best efforts to me.


Here is an example from the book :-


an ocean away

my sunrise
his sunset

our words
slow dance
in the hours between


aimeé loreé


I hope you will all find this edition of the cherita a worthy addition to the cherita stable.

My grateful thanks as always to all our contributors, readers and supporters for their loyalty and their storytelling without which the cherita would just be a book with blank pages.

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.



Please be aware that from 31 October 2019, KDP will be retiring their Kindle Matchbook program.





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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