Fellow blogger and writer from New Zealand, Ineke from scrapydo2.wordpress.com and myself, Amanda from Something to Ponder About, are jointly hosting a bi-lingual 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.
Scroll down to see Poetry entries and links for May. 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.
A and I Poetry Challenge Entries for May
The task was to write using the photograph supplied or to use a topic of your own choice.
Please check out the wonderful entries A and I Bilingual Poetry Challenge .
- Bilingual Ineke writes about life’s ups and downs – scrapydo2.wordpress.com/
- Marie shares her vision for Hope. thebutterfly629.wordpress.com/
- Hester writes in Reverse poetry https://wp.me/p9ruaE-5b8
- Hester also writes a very special bilingually Shape Poem here – www.hesterleynel.co.za
- ManjaMexi wrote another gem from the heart here – manjameximovie3.wordpress.com/
- Ju-Lyn writes in a different poetic form with onomatopoeia and descriptive succinct words – purplepumpernickelblog.wordpress.com
- Simply Snapshots writes about visibility at the Post Office, or is it metaphor? https://rimons33.wordpress.com
Featured Poet – Hester from Dis Ekke
This month, I would like to feature a poem from Hester. It is a ‘Reverse Poem’ that can be read from start to finish and then again in Reverse order, from finish to start – each way with a different meaning. It is a fantastic effort! I thank Hester most sincerely for joining in on the challenge. Reverse poetry is very new to me and Hester has given us an excellent introduction to this poetic device.
Parenthood is a thankless job
And only idiots believe that
Raising children brings sweet rewards
Being a parent is too heavy a cross to bear
And please don’t think that
Children appreciate the sacrifice
Giving up your dreams for this may be a mistake
People will tell you that
Being rich and famous
Is infinitely more satisfying than
Raising a family
For this job, one must be prepared to sign on for life
This is the truth
Parenthood requires a total mindset change
– Hester Dis Ekke
Would you like to join in with the Poetry challenge next month?
Challenge Guidelines can be found here
The Poetry prompt for this month will be posted on Something to Ponder About, June 3rd, 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.
- Write and post a poem in any language you wish, during the month of June, 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.
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.
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