washed by sunset
edition 4:12 of the cherita
edited by ai li

This edition of washed by sunset showcases 90 fine cherita and cherita terbalik from writers and poets who hail from UK, USA, Singapore, Germany, New Zealand, Canada, Australia and India.




washed by sunset is our fifth edition for 2021 and the twelfth edition of our fourth year of being. This edition numbers 50 in the cherita series of storytelling books, and growing fast.

washed by sunset belongs to the ongoing the cherita series, currently numbering 49 on the list, as do my personal ongoing writing in one breath series of 16 virgin Cherita, Cherita and Tanka, Cherita and Haiku, and Cherita, Tanka and Haiku books, and lastly my poems for inner rooms series with its 18 Tanka and Haiku books. All these editions are available in paperback and on kindle on Amazon.

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 washed by sunset :-

Kath Abela Wilson/ ai li/ Jackie Chou/ Larry Kimmel/ Isabella Kramer/ Daniela Becher/ Taura Scott/ Sherry Grant/ Debbie Strange/ Stella Damarjati / James Haddad/ Keitha Keyes/ Tim Gardiner/ Pat Geyer/ Lakshmi Iyer/ Ruth Kay/ Rita Malhotra/ Peter Jastermsky/ Cynthia Anderson/ Orrin/ Bryan Rickert/ John J. Han/ Caitlin M.S. Buxbaum/ Joanna Ashwell/ Neena Singh/ Barun Saha/ Robert Horrobin/ B.A. France/

EXAMPLE OF WORK from washed by sunset :-


the canoe glides on

deep in
the backcountry

gentle splash
of the paddles
speaks for both of us

B.A. France


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


Stella Damarjati/ Ruth Kay/ Peter Jastermsky/ Cynthia Anderson/ S.Radhamani/ Barun Saha/ Orrin/ Bryan Rickert/ Rita Malhotra/ Larry Kimmel/ Jackie Chou/

washed by sunset has been edited to be experienced two ways. 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
storyteller oasis