leave me here
edition 4:4 of the cherita
edited by ai li

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

leave me here is the fourth edition of our fourth year.




How time flies! Summer is almost at a close as I write this.

I have started dreaming of hot roasted chestnuts on street corners in the city whilst taking out of my cedarwood chest, my old prayer shawl and everyday fleece in preparation for the storms of autumn coming my way.

I will soon be writing about the colours of fall I experienced in the Lake District last year when I was cosily holed up in an old boat house on Lake Windermere, on those windswept days.

Two new books which include Cherita have surfaced, and which have been brought to my attention. The first is the colors of ash by Larry Kimmel and the second is Velocities and Drifts of Winds by Geoffrey Winch.

It would have been such a treat to have had both of these when I was at the Lakes last September. More information on these two books follow on below.

I have edited leave me here 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 leave me here :


ai li/ Debbie Strange/ Cynthia Anderson/ Joanna Ashwell/ Taura Scott/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Jackie Chou/ Ruth Kay/ Myrto E. Angeloglou/ Patricia Prime/ Larry Kimmel/ Gregory Longenecker/ Tiffany Shaw-Diaz/ James Haddad/ Barun Saha/ Isabella Kramer/ Orrin/ Connor Orrico/ Robert Horrobin/ paula song sarmonpal/ Réka Nyitrai/ Keitha Keyes/ Partha Sarkar/ Anne Scott/ Paresh Tiwari/ Christine L. Villa/ Rita Malhotra/ Maryalicia Post/ S Radhamani/ Mary Gunn/ Peter Jastermsky/ Joan Stern/


EXAMPLE OF WORK from leave me here  :


i miss the hills
and trees of your place

by the lake

surrounding us
with jade
and lapis lazuli

Cynthia Anderson


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

Cynthia Anderson/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Jackie Chou/ Larry Kimmel/ James Haddad/ Connor Orrico/ Robert Horrobin/ Réka Nyitrai/ Paresh Tiwari/ Ruth Kay/ Maryalicia Post/ Mary Gunn/ Peter Jastermsky/ Anne Scott/ Orrin/ Tiffany Shaw-Diaz/ Joan Stern/ Patricia Prime/ Joanna Ashwell/


leave me here 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.

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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