wondering where
edition 3:4
the thirtieth edition of the cherita
edited by ai li

This edition of wondering where showcases 90 fine cherita and cherita terbalik from writers and poets who hail from UK, USA, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, India, Poland, Trinidad, Ireland, Philippines, Italy, Romania and Germany.

wondering where is the fourth edition for our third year.

I am more than thrilled to announce the arrival of two new books from the 1-2-3 press, and one new book from the empty press with this mailshot.

Not only do we have the launch of wondering where – the September edition of the cherita, but, at last, I have been able to successfully migrate edition six [originally two volumes of Cherita], into paperback and kindle, and which are now available on Amazon.

Edition six was edited by Larry Kimmel before he sadly stepped down as my co-editor for personal reasons. He has been more than patient with me with regard to the migrating of edition six, for which I am more than grateful. Larry, my dear, you are truly a star.

Due to the two slim volumes of edition six, I have decided in incorporate these contents into one large single volume of cherita. Some of you may remember that the two editions were entitled and so we danced and somewhere a carousel. The new title for edition six is come cherita. I hope the revised layout and design will pass muster with our contributors and readers. All contributors’ Cherita remain as before.

The third book which l launched, and which was mentioned above is my new fifth book of exclusively Cherita – the morning songs. I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of producing another book of cherita on the heels of the others. It gave my little grey cells a seriously good workout.


wondering where
edition 3:4 of the cherita

I have edited wondering where 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/ Mark Gordon/ ai li/ Joanna Ashwell/ Michael H Lester/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Taura Scott/ Paweł Markiewicz/ paula song sarmonpal/ Larry Kimmel/ Debbie Strange/ Rachel M. McKee/ Muskaan Ahuja/ Myrto E. Angeloglou/ Gillena Cox/ wendy c. bialek/ Maryalicia Post/ Tim Callahan/ Maricris Cabrera/ Robert Horrobin/ Matsukaze/ David Palmer/ Andrew Riutta/ Gregory Longenecker/ Angela Giordano/ Isabella Kramer/ Réka Nyitrai/ Peter Larsen/



from a whisper

comes a dream
of many colours

a slant of wing
a moving shadow
pieces from a star


Joanna Ashwell


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

Peter Jastermsky/ / Joanna Ashwell/ Patricia Prime/ Taura Scott/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Rachel M. McKee/ Muskaan Ahuja/ Maricris Cabrera/ Matsukaze/ Larry Kimmel/ Réka Nyitrai/ Debbie Strange/ paula song sarmonpal / Isabella Kramer/



come cherita
edition 6 of the cherita
edited by Larry Kimmel

This edition of come cherita showcases 90 fine cherita from writers and poets who hail from UK, USA, Singapore, UK, USA, Singapore, Ireland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Trinidad, West Africa and India.

The featured Poets as they appeared in and so we danced, [the first volume] are :-

Anjela Villarreal Ratliff/ Kirsty Karkow/ Michael McClintock/ Peter Jastermsky/ Maryalicia Post/ Carol Raisfeld/ Larry Kimmel/ Carole McRury/ Alexis Rotella/ Carol Purington/ pamela a. babusci/ Caroline Skanne/ Madhuri Pillai/ Geoffrey Winch/ Elizabeth Alford/ Jennifer Hambrick/ Mark Gordon/ Marilyn Humbert/ John Tehan/ Patricia Prime/ Keitha Keyes/ Elizabeth Howard/ Pat Geyer/ Christine L. Villa/ Teresa Evangeline/ Lesley Anne Swanson/



EXAMPLE OF WORK from and so we danced :



we flirt
with ideas

this boat into

Caroline Skanne


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

Maryalicia Post and Caroline Skanne




The featured Poets as they appeared in somewhere a carousel [the second volume] are :-

Teresa Evangeline/ Lesley Anne Swanson/ John Tehan/ Mark Gordon/ Caroline Skanne/ Samantha Sirimanne Hyde/ Gillena Cox/ Tracy Davidson/ Alegria Imperial/ Autumn Noelle Hall/ Alexis Rotella/ Larry Kimmel/ Keitha Keyes/ Carol Raisfeld/ Robin White/ Celestine Nudanu/ Patricia Prime/ Elizabeth Howard/ Samantha Sirimanne Hyde/ Stanford M. Forrester/ Michael H Lester/ Pat Geyer/ Alan Summers/ pamela a. babusci/ ai li/ Rajani Radhakrishnan/ Steve Strang/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Carol Purington/ Peter Jastermsky/


EXAMPLE OF WORK from somewhere a carousel :



stale tea bubbles
on the pushcart

the mist and I
for a cup


Rajani Radhakrishnan


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

John Tehan/ Mark Gordon/ ai li/ Peter Jastermsky/


ai li

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