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You tube poetry


In this modern age, You Tube has become a medium for lot of happening around the world and so is it for poetry. It has also become a huge platform for spoken word, poetry readings, slam, individual recitals etc thus helping in keeping the art of poetry alive. It is a ‘catchall’ that includes any kind of poetry recited aloud, including hip-hopjazz poetrypoetry slams, traditional poetry readings and can include comedy routines and ‘prose monologues’.

If you are not aware, take a look

Reading Poems Aloud Will Make You Fall in Love with Poetry, if you don’t believe me, see for yourself here

Apart from recording on you tube where your physical presence is also felt, there is another medium of oral recording and transmitting; which is the Sound cloud. Are there any other online mediums of reaching vast audience for our works? Please feel free to share your thoughts…


Xhosa poetry


language is a Bantu language with click consonants (“Xhosa” begins with a click) and one of the official languages of South Africa written using a Latin alphabet. The most popular of Bantu languages, Xhosa too is a tonal language; that is, the same sequence of consonants and vowels can have different meanings when said with a rising or falling or high or low intonation(for a more detailed explanation, refer table of consonant phonemes).

There are again two types in isixhosa-poetry:

  1. umbongo-mbaliso :Narrative poem where a story is told
  2. umbongo-nkcazo :Descriptive poem without a story but describing the situations.

Here is a Praise Poem to #Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela  1918-2013 by  Patricia Schonstein Pinnock written in Xhosa

Ingqanga ifile  –  The Bateleur is dead

Ingqanga ifile The Bateleur is dead

Yazalwa sekusaziwa ukuba iyakuphelela phi na
He was born with his destiny written for him

Nangona umzimba wayo wawuthozamile
Though his boyhood was humble

Yaba yingangamsha esebenzela ilizwe
He became a great statesman

Yayihamba njengekumkani kodwa inentobeko
He walked like a king yet was modest

Yakha yaligorha elixhobileyo
He was once an armed warrior 

Kodwa yazibeka phantsi izigalo
But he put down his weapons

Yaza yangumfuziselo woxolo
And become an icon of peace

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Worded poetry

I know!!! This may sound little crazy as no writing is without words. But,


is such that it has no restrictions other than it can only have the set no.of  words which gives the entire imagery or describes the given imagery. Word poems are best used by artists and photographers to express a point of view with their image.

I am neither… but made a small attempt at this 😉

One word poem:



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Vogan Poetry


Poetry is poetry by Vogons, who are a fictional alien race from the planet Vogsphere in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It is REALLY BAD poetry. “Vogon poetry is best among worst poetry in the Universe.”

Again this is another form of poetry which I couldn’t attempt, so here is one  by ImNotARapp3r


Oh cherryjiggle bellyflop
Your congealed mucus
Cromples my opubus whole heartedly

Thine voluptuous giggle puddle
Bovops thine crancle stool
To a hequir plop of asery pretentions

Ear mold only prelums greatness
Your fungal jungle uforms me

 This being the  22nd letter of  A to Z April Challenge, I also think i can link it to the Day 24 prompt of  Global Poetry Writing Month 🙂

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