July is a month where many in both hemispheres take holidays, the temperate south freezes a little, while the subtropical south basks in dry warm daytime temps, and the temperate north experiences its long daylight hours of summertime. Great for relaxing and taking it easy. Perhaps some of our other contributors are also on holiday.
So I invite you to take a look at this month’s submissions who join in with the
A and I Poetry challenge for this month.
The Prompt for July was to: –
Turn on the radio to any channel.
Write a poem inspired by the first thing you hear
(lyrics to a song, a commercial, etc.)
Featured Poet – Tafazul Mattoo
Tafazul is an engineering student from Kashmir who loves to draw and write. His poetry is so very interesting to read. You can find more of his work at his blog, here.
Not sure if he should begin,
frightened about the endings.
He dipped his brush in the air filled with melancholy,
painting his chaos on her heart.
She followed the chaos.
its a labyrinth
that is what she thought
only frightened about the beginnings,
but they both were stuck in a maze
at different dead ends.
I am including another link to a poem of Tafazul’s here as it is definitely worth a read!
Ju – Lyn is celebrating with lots of luscious imagery here – purplepumpernickelblog.wordpress.com/
Manja took us on a trip to Trieste – manjameximovie3.wordpress.com/
Amanda at Penpunt writes bilingually in Afrikaans and English, with her poem that makes readers think more deeply about the back story of conflict in her submission. A must read.
If you have written a poem in July and would like a link included here, please leave a comment.
August Poetry Prompt posted next week here and on scrapydo2.wordpress.com