A and I Poetry Challenge Roundup

We are almost half way through our Poetry Challenge and extending our skills in effective Poetry writing.A and I Poetry Challenge

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

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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

 

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Please take the time to visit the other participants in this challenge:

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):

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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.

 

6 thoughts on “A and I Poetry Challenge Roundup

    • I can’t wait to read your contribution, Yvette! You are so eloquent a writer, it will no doubt be wonderful. Amanda at Penpunt has a wonderful way with words. She doesn’t have to write much to say a whole lot!! I will watch for the linkback to the Poetry Challenge. I am excited to see your entry!

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      • well thanks for the sweet comment my friend
        🙂
        and what I really like about poetry is that it is an area where we can really be diverse and then there is a lot of room for growing – or what I mean to say is that I feel like there is sometimes more grace for poetry writing than other forms of writing – hm

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      • More grace in poetry? Yes, there is beauty in certain combinations of words and loads of imagery. I love that there is freedom in joining words in a succinct yet effective way to convey atmosphere, emotion and yes, grace!

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