let it rain and when i can’t sleep
the fifth edition of the cherita : your storybook journal
edited by ai li

With the arrival of autumn, ai li has again collated and edited two volumes of 156 of your cherita stories for those long and dark nights.

let it rain and when i can’t sleep edited by ai li have emerged with poets from UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Greece, Singapore, India, Romania, New Zealand, West Africa and Sri Lanka in the first volume and with poets from UK, USA, Australia, India, Ireland, Singapore, Canada and Japan in the second.

There are 78 cherita in each volume.

We also have three way and two way fine collaborative cherita written by three and two poets for you to enjoy, and hopefully be inspired by.

ai li has specially selected images to complement each cherita, which, in turn also tell their own stories.

Enjoy the fifth edition which you have all helped launched with your fine contributions, and by continuing the age old tradition of storytelling with your words and your stories.


Here is an example from let it rain :-


autumn loneliness

cat and i in a quiet place

the other leaves
falling into time
and place


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 version of the cherita.


Please be aware that US buyers of the print versions of the cherita will be offered the kindle version which includes the specially selected images for each cherita by ai li which, in themselves, tell their own stories] for only $2.99, via the Amazon Matchbook program [only available in the USA].

Please also be aware that due to limitations in the Amazon publishing process, it may take several days after a book launch, for the Amazon Matchbook offer to appear. If you are in the USA, and have already purchased both print and kindle versions of the cherita, and did not receive this offer, please contact Amazon for a refund of the difference.

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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 editors 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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