the sound of water
edition 2:9, the twenty first edition of the cherita
edited by ai li

This edition of the sound of water showcases 90 fine cherita and cherita terbalik from writers and poets who hail from UK, USA, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Canada, Lithuania, Ireland, Poland, India, Portugal and Sweden.

the sound of water is the second edition for 2019. I still find it hard to believe that the cherita is fast approaching its third year of being, come June of this year. Your collective stories and help have made the journal into a serious literary vehicle for cherita, continuing the storytelling tradition, and passing the telling of stories onto an even wider world audience. You have my heartfelt gratitude always for sharing all your cherita, and for your ongoing and continued support. It makes all the hard work rewarding and worthwhile.

We are not quite out of the Winter season over here just yet but already I am inspired to write about the forthcoming months of the promise of renewal to come. I hope you will too, and hopefully share your cherita gems as we go into a blossom scented Spring.

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.

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 :-

Christine L. Villa/ ai li/ Joanna Ashwell/ Tia Haynes/ Michael H Lester/ Patricia Prime/ Peter Jastermsky/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Madhuri Pillai/ paula song sarmonpal/ Autumn Noelle Hall/ B.S.Saroja/ Jack Priestnall/ Hifsa Ashraf/ Debbie Strange/ Wendy C. Bialek/ Paweł Markiewicz/ Maryalicia Post/ Jimmy Pappas/ Richard Milton Grahn / Robert Horrobin/ Matsukaze/ Ruth Ingram/ jan oskar hansen/ Marilyn Humbert/ Marcus Liljedahl/ Mark Gordon/  Ben Taylor/ Artűras Šilanskas/



at dusk

in touch
with my need

to disrobe
the monastery window

ai li


Wishing you all a great Year of the Pig and thank you again for all your strong and loyal support.

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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