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A to Z Reflections 2016

A-to-Z Reflection [2016]

I am extemely glad on one hand that i could survive the  A to Z April Challengewhile on the other i had hiccups catching up with the Global Poetry Writing Month tooMy third year of AZ blogging was smoother than the previous ones as there were few lessons learnt from them.However, the theme gave the required twists; Lotttt of research was involved to keep up the quality of the posts and to bring in my poetic mind too.

Old is always gold 🙂 while my old friends did stand by my side all along, i had the opportunity to meet a variety of like minded bloggers this year who made this challenge even more interesting and i am already looking forward for the next year 😉

The A to Z forms of poetry at a glance:

Acrostic

 Ballad

Chastushka

Doha

Epigram

Freeverse

Ghazal

Haiku

Italian Sonnet

Jintishi

Kyrielle

Landay

Madah in Monorhyme

Ninette

Ode

Pantoum

Qawwali

Rhymes for kids

Senryu

Tanka

Ultra-Modern poetry

Vogan

Word poems

Xhosa

You tube poetry

Zen poetry

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Revealing my theme for the A to Z blogging challenge 2016

A day late, but it’s still worth wishing all the lovely poets on World poetry day as poetry is for lifetime.

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Now, defining poetry is complicated, maybe because the characteristic most central to the definition of poetry is its unwillingness to be defined, labeled, or nailed down.

What: It’s a feel good factor that a calendar day is earmarked by UNESCO for poets across the globe reminding the purpose of the day i.e.; to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world.

Many writings are read and shared during this week at various platforms and poetry marathons and contests conducted as part of celebration.

Why: It is said that UNESCO recognizes in poetry its value as a symbol of the human spirit’s creativity because Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings.

Poetry, being the mainstay of oral tradition and, over centuries, can communicate the innermost values of diverse cultures.

It reminds me of the beautiful expression in ‘The dead poets society’ which aptly describes why poetry:

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”

And it gives me immense pleasure for revealing my theme for this years AtoZ blog challenge on such a day :):)

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This gave me a push and showed my theme:

A to Z forms of poetry followed across the world would be my theme for this year.

 

Hope my third year of AZing also goes smooth as the last 2 years. Catch you on 1st .

A to Z Reflections 2015

 

 

I have done it!!I have done it again 🙂 Yes, but not without difficulty. I had taken the lessons learnt from last year of scheduling posts when i got them set as only later did i realise that the theme i chose was phew…quiet a tough one. But i am glad i could do it effectively.Teasing my brain the whole month was fun,though i seriously needed a break.With this post,i feel fresh to start again….

Heres the Life lessons at a go (from birth to death):

And the ‘Life’ begins!!!

Believe me,it doesnt matter

Conjure up expectations for Life

Dreaming may sometimes be injurious 

Everyone has a task to do

Friendship has no limits

Get up and Get going

Hatred dwells in most poisonous minds

In search of our destiny

Juvenile learnings

Kindle the little joys within

Life Rewards the DO-ers

Make the ‘magic of love’ work always

Now that will make a difference

Oblivious??

Plastic world

Question remains,will anybody answer?

Remember this along…

Show time…so play on

Thus spake the soul within

Usher us the right way

Vested power in you

Wisdom comes from Living

Xelfualizee

Yearning doesn’t seem to end

Zag end of the journey

 

Only one question from my family and friends,who saw me working out relentlessly, which i couldnt answer is “what if you complete this challenge” cos’ i even couldnt show them  zooming stats aswell  😦 If it were a blogger friend,i would have told,  its not always traffic which really matters, people who genuinely appreciate your work is enough to bring a smile on your face, maybe they can understand it. In these two years ,i had learnt a lot about the blogosphere and blogging, however, there are few areas i still have to work on.

 

I like to Thank my blogger friends from the past who stood with me most of the time despite their own commitments; and my new friends for encouraging me throughout.Thank the A to Z team for all their backstage support. Though the challenge has ended am sure the bloglove continues.

 

Theme Reveal for the A to Z blogging challenge 2015

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Yay!!! Its my second year here.I happened to be a newbie last year to the world of AZing,but thoroughly enjoyed it all through.I took a bigger challenge by picking up a theme in my first year itself with Work in the corporate and yes,i could successfully survive it 🙂 which raised my confidence to stick to a theme this year aswell.After a much smaller rat race which i tried to present you then,this year ,it is on a larger scale.

Life lessons– from birth to death would be my theme for this years’ AtoZ blog challenge.

I am trying to pick up a phrase or a statement from various renowened poets’ life and death poems and make it a wordplay from thereon.

Though i dont commit for a variety of forms this year,one thing I guarentee is ,it wouldnt be much of philosophy when i say lessons keeping them short and sweet.I may even present it from a childs view to make it more fun.So stay tuned.

See you on 1st .

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