1 November 2022

2022 a Joint Silver Jubilee Celebration
Cherita 22 June 1997 – 22 June 2022
Gembun 12 June 1997 – 12 June 2022

Two storytelling short form genres created by ai li


words in my dreams
edition #6:6 of the cherita
edited by ai li


Cherita was 25 years old on 22 June 2022 and this is its silver jubilee year.

The cherita genre was created by ai li on the 22 June 1997. It consists of three stanzas of 1 – 2 – 3 lines and it tells a story.

words in my dreams is our fifth book for our Silver Jubilee Year of 2022, of our sixth year of being. This is also our 68th edition in the cherita series of storytelling books.


This edition of words in my dreams showcases 95 fine cherita and cherita terbalik from writers and poets who hail from UK, USA, Singapore, The Philippines, New Zealand, Romania, Canada, India, Australia, Trinidad, Germany and Japan.


words in my dreams belongs to the ongoing the cherita series, currently 68th on the list, as do my personal ongoing writing in one breath series of 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 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, Loss and Renewal.

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 :-

Taura Scott/ ai li/ Madeleine Basa Vinluan/ Keith Evetts/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Jackie Chou/ Sherry Grant/ Larry Kimmel/ Alan Peat/ Réka Nyitrai/ Maxianne Berger/ Connie Pittman-Ramsey/ Caroline Skanne/ Patricia Prime/ R. Suresh Babu/ Robert Horrobin/ Michael Lee Johnson/ Sarah Davies/ Stella Damarjati/ Laughing Waters/ D’ellen/ paula song sarmonpal/ Anne Scott/ Genie Nakano/ Diane Funston/ Partha Sarkar/ Peter Larsen/ Dean Okamura/ Gillena Cox/ Mike Turner/ Jim Niffen/ Lorelyn De la Cruz Arevalo/ Eva Joan/ Pitt Büerken/ Bonnie J Scherer/ Ram Chandran/ David Cox/ Sigrid Saradunn/ kris moon kondo/ Merridy/ Barry George Fordham/ Barun Saha/

A SAMPLE from this edition :-


why are songs
like tattoos

they get

your skin and stay

Taura Scott

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


Taura Scott/ Madeleine Basa Vinluan/ Keith Evetts/ Kath Abela Wilson/ Jackie Chou/ Alan Peat/ Réka Nyitrai/ Caroline Skanne/ Connie Pittman-Ramsey/ Robert Horrobin/ Michael Lee Johnson/ Larry Kimmel/ Sarah Davies/ Laughing Waters/ R. Suresh Babu/ Anne Scott/ Stella Damarjati/ Peter Larsen/ Mike Turner/ Jim Niffen/ Lorelyn De la Cruz Arevalo/ Eva Joan/ Partha Sarkar/ D’ellen/

words in my dreams
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


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