April was full of challenges…. 🙂
Did you Survive? #AtoZChallenge
Thats a wrap!! #NaPoWriMo
Once again I am mixing 2 types into one form for the last day of A to Z April Challenge and Global Poetry Writing Month
Zen poetry combines the literary practice of poetry with the philosophical principles of ZenBuddhism. As such, a Zen poem makes a philosophical statement or observation through the use of descriptive words. Unlike other forms of poetry, Zen poets typically do not use a rhyme scheme but rather implement non-rhyming free verse.
I would like to present a Zig Zag Zen poem of Dr.PD Allen who wrote fascinating philosophical stuff and related them to science.
Hope that you have enjoyed my journey throughout this month and wish that our blog love blossoms and continues…..
Keep writing and See you on the other side of the sky 🙂
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-hop, jazz poetry, poetry 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…
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:
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