leaves blown
edition 2:10
the twenty second edition of the cherita

edited by ai li

This edition of leaves blown showcases 90 fine cherita and cherita terbalik from writers and poets who hail from UK, USA, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Romania, France, Poland and Canada.

leaves blown is the third edition for 2019. As we slowly go into Spring over here, the days promise longer hours and I have seen the first crocus and snowdrops around the corner from my home – which was such a treat. The promise of renewal is so potent this time of year with the return of bluer skies.

Thank you again for all your wonderful cherita which have helped make this edition another strong book of stories for the soul. I could not have done this without all your help. You have my heartfelt thanks for your strong and loyal support for the cherita.

I have edited leaves blown 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 this edition :-

Peter Jastermsky/ Patricia Prime/ ai li/ Joanna Ashwell/ paula song sarmonpal/ Ben Taylor/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Jimmy Pappas/ Richard Milton Grahn/ Matzukaze/ Maryalicia Post/ Michael H Lester/ Robert Horrobin/ Josette D’Orazio/ Réka Nyitrai/ Richard Dutton/ Sharon Hawley/ Joyce Futa/ Larry Kimmel/ Keiko Amano/ BG Callahan/ Keitha Keyes/ Paweł Markiewicz/ Carol Purington/ Debbie Strange/ Josette Michele D’Orazio/ Tim Callahan/ James Haddad/ Peggy Castro/ Liz Goetz/ Alicia Viguer-Espert/ Pauli Dutton/



awaiting Godot

a woman lost
in translation

only the rain
speaks her language

Réka Nyitrai


I have enjoyed the challenge of selecting and collating for this edition 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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