rush of wings
edition 3:7
edited by ai li

This edition of rush of wings showcases 90 fine cherita and cherita terbalik from writers and poets who hail from UK, USA, Singapore, New Zealand, Lithuania, Germany, Pakistan, India, Romania, and Ireland.

rush of wings is the seventh edition for our third year.

This December edition of the cherita propels us towards the close of 2019 with the festive season and holidays nearly upon us.

You will again find a number of strong collaborative Cherita within [as was in the previous edition], and fine solo Cherita along with pieces from two of my London students Myrto and Ruth who are from my ongoing Life Love and Loss with Cherita writing class. My writing class has produced strong Cherita from Ruth Ingram, Paula Song Sarmonpal, Mekhled Alzaza, Cherie Ghasemloo and now Myrto E. Angeloglou, Ruth Kay and Carmela Centro. I am in the second year of teaching Cherita, and look forward to discovering more natural storytellers who will surprise, perhaps even startle us with their very own authentic way of telling their stories within the pages of the cherita.

I have edited rush of wings 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 :-


Joanna Ashwell/ ai li/ Patricia Prime/ Taura Scott/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Erika Wilk/ Larry Kimmel/ Peter Jastermsky/ Darius Rekis/ Pranas Vaicaitis/ wendy c. bialek/ Dainius Sobeckis/ Dovile Tribiciene/ Tim Callahan/ Jonathan Vos Post/ Pauli Dutton/ Gregory Longenecker/ Eva Lauter/ Pat Geyer/ James Haddad/ Isabella Kramer/ Hifsa Ashraf/ S. Radhamani/ Robert Stewart/ Ruth Kay/ Réka Nyitrai/ Maryalicia Post/ Carol Purington/ Jackie Chou/ Myrto E. Angeloglou/ Michael H. Brownstein/


If I forget

to buy a battery
for my watch

will I
be late
for eternity?

Carol Purington


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

Joanna Ashwell/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Taura Scott/ Tim Callahan/ Larry Kimmel/ Maryalicia Post/ Patricia Prime/ Jackie Chou/ Carol Purington/ Myrto E. Angeloglou/ Pat Geyer/

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.

Wishing you all Happy Holidays and a safe and peaceful New Year.


ai li

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