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A and I Poetry Challenge – Reminder

Just a reminder that September Poetry contributions close next weekend, September 30. This month we wrote some Limericks on seasons. Please post your limerick on your blog, linking your URL to Ineke or Amanda’s blogs to get included in the September roundup and also for other bloggers to read. For more information on how to… Continue reading A and I Poetry Challenge – Reminder

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Poetry Challenge – September Prompt

September Poetry Prompt - Seasons   Write a limerick poem on the change of the season and post on your blog before 28th September. If you live in the Northern hemisphere, write about the onset of Autumn. Those living in the South, including Ineke and Amanda, write about the onset of Spring. A Limerick is… Continue reading Poetry Challenge – September Prompt

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Poetry Challenge – August Heart Poems

A and I Poetry Challenge Hosts are a Blogger and Writer, from New Zealand, Ineke, of Scrapydo2 and Blogger from Australia, Amanda, of  Something to Ponder About. Amanda’s Poetry challenge is  in English and Ineke’s Poetry Challenge is in Afrikaans, (with many translations in English). Everyone is welcome to join in. You can write in either language,… Continue reading Poetry Challenge – August Heart Poems

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Poetry Challenge – August prompt closing soon

A and I Poetry Challenge - August prompt Contributions for August close soon. Publish a blog post with your poem before 30th August if you wish to be included in the round up for August: Write a Heart Poem: This might be a poem with lines written in the shape of a heart, or a poem… Continue reading Poetry Challenge – August prompt closing soon

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Poetry Challenge – August Prompt and Writing Resources

A and I Poetry Challenge-  Tips on Writing and Prompt for August - see below Hosts Blogger and writer from New Zealand, Ineke from scrapydo2.wordpress.com and Blogger, Amanda from Something to Ponder About, are jointly hosting the A and I Poetry Challenge in English and in Afrikaans, in the WordPress community. The challenge is open to everyone, from complete… Continue reading Poetry Challenge – August Prompt and Writing Resources

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Proverbial Friday -Wise words

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs,… Continue reading Proverbial Friday -Wise words

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After a While You Learn

There is no really more to be said. This poem says it all. After some time you learn the difference, The subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul. And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning, And company doesn’t always mean security. And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts, And… Continue reading After a While You Learn

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A and I Poetry Challenge Roundup

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… Continue reading A and I Poetry Challenge Roundup