Hello to you all my lovely friends and a wonderful New Year to you 🙂 It’s good to be back here with you once again. I know I’ve missed a lot and it will take me ages o catch up, if ever I do at all. 🙂 So, here is a small cherita to start my 2019 blogging. Enjoy! 🙂
O yes. I’m excited to announce that my book, Haiku Rhapsodies, Verses from Ghana, has done it again. Haiku Rhapsodies, Verses from Ghana, has won the Accra International Book Festival (AIBF) Literary Awards 2018 under the coveted First Book Award Category. Yay. 🙂 🙂
Songs – A Cherita
blanket of skies
your song beckons
enchanting my waking dreams
(linked to Recuerda Mi Corazon.)
with a naughty wink
a mom’s pride
soars on his gift
of bright beads earrings
(an old poem that I re-wrote into cherita. Please if you love this, and it touches your heart, you may want to buy a copy of my book of cherita on Amazon, links below. I would please love a review. Thank you. 🙂)© Celestine Nudanu 19/10/2018 Amazon
Whispers of Dawn: A wonderful book you’ll keep coming back to! 🙂 So says Brendon Kent, Author and poet from the UK. Thank you my friend. 🙂
Cherita is relatively new in the grand scheme of poetry having only been created in 1997 by Ai Li. It is a poem which consists of 6 lines and tells a story.
At the beginning of the book, Cherita is defined as follows:
“Cherita is the Malay word for story or tale. A Cherita consists of a single stanza of a one-lined verse, followed by a two-line verse, and then finishing with a three-line verse. It can be written solo or with up to three partners.”
Whispers of Dawn is a wonderful collection of these short story poems by Celestine Nudanu.The book is broken down into 6 themes; Whispers, Making Love, The Dark Side of Love, Death, Saving Grace and Random Thoughts. There are 85 poems in this collection. All poems in the book are centralized with one poem per page.
Celestine is not afraid to tell it as it is…her stories are real, heartfelt and soul-searching.
In the Whispers section, the beautiful;
the petals open
to reveal sunlight
your smile opened the door
to a new beginning
In the Making Love section;
fall to pieces
as you strum
on the breeze
and in the Dark Side of Love section;
the day you left
with the sunshine
how time flies
in my baby’s smile
The next section is Death;
close his days
I watch, helpless
as his breath fades
with my memories
In the Saving Grace section;
in my distress
I seek your face
beyond the blue vastness
a whisper, just a breeze
for this soul on fire
and finally in Random Thoughts this very apt poem;
you and I will sing
with the wings
for with the storm brewing
is not certain
Whispers of Dawn is a collection you will want to read and reread…I know I will be!
author and poet
Please order your copies now and don’t forget to leave a review on Amazon. 🙂 🙂 Thank you. 🙂
Hurray! My second poetry collection and first book of Cherita is now available both in Paperback and Kindle format on Amazon. 🙂
(linked to Recuerda Mi Corazon.)
in empty shells
© Celestine Nudanu
the fading glow
Good News to all my friends out there! Whispers of Dawn, (A book of Cherita) is now live and available for purchase in Kindle Format on Amazon. Yay. 🙂 Please download your copies and kindly leave a review on Amazon for me after reading. Thank you all so very much for your lovely support over the years. 🙂 God richly bless you. 🙂
Here is a wonderful review of my book Whispers of Dawn from my blogging friend in Trinidad & Tobago, Gillena Cox.
Yes she has done it again! Celestine Nudanu has dipped into her conscious yin and yang pulling out some trinkets for us; some sparkly as fine-cut diamonds, some dark as somber onyx. She has spilled across pages more than 50 poems called cherita. Telling her personal stories and sharing her cultural essence.
Choosing this concise genre to detail issues such as love, longing, despair, gratitude, death and self-realization, is no easy task, yet this is the holy grail that this poet embarks on, and succeeds in her attainment, as ‘Whispers of Dawn’
The cherita is a 6 line poem which tells a story, in fact it is a Malay word meaning story and is a form created by Ai Li.
Ai Li, in her foreword of this collection remarks, “The cherita genre could almost have been created just for Celestine, for her to gift to us her stories”
Best wishes with your outreach pursuits for a fine collection of poems, dear Celestine. Certainly, this is not a book you can read only once.
THANKS FOR AGREEING TO BOOK SWAP Celestine [ i have sent her a copy of my ‘Pink Crush’.
Purchasing Links for Whispers of Dawn (A Book of Cherita)
Purchasing Links for Haiku Rhapsodies: