We are almost half way through our Poetry Challenge and extending our skills in effective Poetry writing.
The Prompt for June was to write a poem about something small that is only 5 lines long. And then: to write the same poem again using concrete words.
Penpunt’s excellent Afrikaans poem was incisive and succinct and yet the melancholy tone echoed loudly throughout the first, (abstract), versions. I have reproduced it in the google translation, here. I hope I have done it justice, as sometimes it is ‘lost’ in translation.
If you wish to read the concrete version, and the hope written there, visit Amanda here
Featured Poet for June – Amanda at Penpunt
There is a truth In every variety of lies Too busy, too sick ... Perhaps just too uninspired to meet me halfway Amanda at Penpunt
Please take the time to visit the other participants in this challenge:
- Ineke takes us into the world of children – scrapydo2.wordpress.com
- My own entry explains the great affection of a best friend – forestwoodfolkart.wordpress.com
- Ju Lyn of purplepumpernickelblog.wordpress.com has produced a gem of a poem following a tricky format of 22 syllables expounded by 20th Century poet Adelaide Crapsey
- Manja turns the poem for this month’s prompt into a beautiful story – you can read it here
- bondelsgedagtes.wordpress.com/ talks about the Sun and its powers
- Beautifully illustrated and succinct is Tafazul’s contribution for this month tafazulsblog.wordpress.com/
- Marie is a prodigious writer of poetry thebutterfly629.wordpress.com
Fantastic effort everyone.
Good luck with this month’s prompt, or with whatever poem you would like to link up to our challenge. Remember to include a linkback, tag A and I Poetry Challenge and to leave a comment here and on some of the other contributions. That way we will build a poetic forum to share our work.
A and I Poetry Challenge Prompt for July
Here is a little reminder of the prompt for July, (if you need one):
Turn on the radio to any channel.
Write a poem inspired by the first thing you hear
(lyrics to a song, a commercial, etc.)
A reminder post will go up in the last week of July and the new prompt and round up post will publish the first week in August. Have a great month. I will be Pondering About your poems all July.