Wise words to make us ponder more about our life, our world and our role within it. Sayings handed down from generations past provide powerful lessons for us. Posting on Fridays each week, Proverbial Friday gives you something vital to ponder about.
Writing a limerick is not the easy task it seems. Combining humour and keeping to the form can be especially challenging. The A and I Poetry Challenge inspired me to try. And who would not want a beach holiday?
The Prompt for September was to write a Limerick or humorous poem. Only five lines long, limerick poems have an ‘AABBA’ rhyme scheme. Featured Poets – Colonialist's Blog I do suppose that each season Does come with a kind of a reason, And most are quite fine, But I draw … Continue reading Poetry Challenge – September Round up
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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
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
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
A and I Bilingual Poetry challenge submissions for July. Multicultural words from across the globe.
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
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