Poetry Challenge and Entries for March

Fellow blogger and writer from New Zealand, Ineke from and myself, Amanda from Something to Ponder About, are jointly hosting a poetry challenge in English and in Afrikaans, in the WordPress community.

The challenge is open to everyone, from complete beginners to advanced writers or aspiring poets. The challenge will run from March to October, 2018.  We will share tips, offer a monthly prompt and post link backs to your published Poetry posts.

Below are links and snippets of March’s wonderful Poetry entries. If I’ve missed anything, or anyone, please let me know. Pingbacks have been known to fail, so it is always helpful if you leave a comment on this post, to flag that you are joining in with the challenge.





Poetry Entries for March

Take a trip through Poetry around the World. Browsing the entries will take you to Australia, South Africa, Slovenia, Denmark, India and Pakistan to read this month’s contributions to the A and I Bilingual Poetry Challenge.

  1. Ineke’s poem whispers in the mist –
  2. Hester has written a beautiful Haiku of transient moments –
  3. Gerard from  writes about politics and war. You will find it posted in the comments of my challenge poetry challenge post.
  4. Eliza gave us a lovely reminder to be more accepting of our dearest ones –
  5. Amanda has a different take on friendship in hard times –
  6. Manja celebrated World Poetry Day with a poem about belonging and love –
  7. My contribution is about the potentials in life  –
  8. For a young poet, Tanya has some salient words for everyone –
  9. Melvin tells us about the way surprising strength in everyday things –


“You told me not to be sad three times.

Does sea-sick mean to be sick of the sea?” – ManjaMexi


Would you like to join in this month?

  • Write and post a poem in any language you wish, during the month of April, adding the Tag: A and I Poetry Challenge to your post.
  • Leave a comment on Amanda’s and Ineke’s blog letting us know you are participating.
  • Please link back to this post, so we can find your entry.
  • The topic can be one of your choosing, however if you want to try a fun prompt, the suggestion for April will be posted on Something to Ponder About,  tomorrow, Monday 2nd April, 2018.


    Remember, you do not have to use this prompt, at all. The prompt is only there if you feel you want a topic to work from, or you find it hard to come up with an initial idea.


    A and I Poetry Challenge
    Ineke and I have created the above logo for the Poetry Challenge and you are very welcome to paste this onto your blog post or sidebar, so that others can also find out about the challenge, if you so wish.

    That is it!

    Oh and have fun writing!!

    N.B. Ineke and I will post link backs to the blogs who have joined in with the challenge in the poetry challenge post in the following month, so that you can all find each other’s blog posts and build a new poet’s community!

    Let us build a Poetry Community in WordPress.

    And if you haven’t had enough poetry yet, there is NaPoWriMo 


    Something to ponder about



27 thoughts on “Poetry Challenge and Entries for March”

    1. Thanks for alerting me Tanya. Sometimes pingbacks fail, and I don’t always get notifications. To create a pingback, and so that others can find the Challenge post, you copy and paste the challenge blog post url, from my blog, and add that to your post, then highlight it and click the ‘link’ icon in your toolbar, when editing.
      Yet I see that I had already viewed your blog and your excellent poem. Your poem contains some very salient words for the population today. Perhaps it was also my error? My sincere apologies. Many thanks for leaving a comment, it is best to leave a comment on my blog as well in case I slip up again!!! Thanks so much for participating. I will update the post with a link to your blog.

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  1. Aaaah! What a lovely thing to do, showcase my verses like this, not used to it, looking good! 🙂 In April I’m doing the NaPoWriMo, of all things, which means that I will post one poem each day in the month. I’ll have a look at your prompt together and combine it with theirs and link to your challenge sooner or later. 🙂 Thank you so much for your kind gesture and for enjoying my poem. Happy Easter and April!

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    1. I thought your poetry snippet was definitely the one to showcase, and I hope it leads to more bloggers discovering your talent!
      It is a huge effort to post a poem every day, but surely a very enjoyable one! No worries to combine my challenge with the NaPoWriMo, and thanks in advance for linking! Happy April to you and yours also!

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  2. Here a poem which I posted on the April challenge. Anyone is free to link it to anything or nothing at all.

    the long night in turmoil
    restless, tossing and turning
    echos and voices from angels
    it was not to endure

    But joy is given back
    those stars twinkling, and
    chasing clouds overhead
    dawn is coming, always

    growing grasses are so free
    reflect on what is coming
    do not hold the past
    it was not to endure

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