Poems Challenge

Poetry 101 - Kinds of Poems - The Haiku

Poetry 101: Kinds Of Poems – The Haiku

Haikus are rather mysterious as far as poems go. At least, I always thought so and because we spent most of last month counting syllables, I thought we could look at Haikus and keep counting - to 17 as it were. Also, because today is…
Submit Your Third Poem For 2019

Submit Your Third Poem For 2019

Are you taking part in our 12 Poems Challenge? If you are, it’s time to submit your third poem. Sonnets are not for the faint of heart. Not only are my syllables stressed, but I am a nervous wreck. Not sure if I mastered the…
Poetry 101: How To Analyse A Poem

Poetry 101: How To Analyse A Poem

Reading and commenting on a poem is a new adventure for many of us in the 12 Poems in 12 Months Challenge. We are here to learn and grow as writers and poets and we all want to give and receive valuable feedback.  Here are…
Submit Your Second Poem For 2019

Submit Your Second Poem For 2019

Are you taking part in our 12  Poems Challenge? If you are, it’s time to submit your second poem. I will accept and approve posts for RED from 6 March 2019, 8:00 (Johannesburg time | GMT +2:00), until 7 March 2019, 8:00 (Johannesburg time | GMT +2:00)…
Poetry 101: Kinds Of Poems – Free Verse

Poetry 101: Kinds Of Poems – Free Verse

In a previous post, we discussed the sonnet, which has a specific structure and is divided into stanzas with a set number of lines, which must then have the right number of syllables, for example. So, it seems easy to say that Free Verse is…
Poetry 101: Kinds Of Poems - The Sonnet

Poetry 101: Kinds Of Poems – The Sonnet

In the coming months I would like to discuss various forms of poetry, including today's topic: The Sonnet. There are many, many different kinds of poems. Some have very little, or seemingly no structure, like free verse poetry, and others have rigid guidelines and even…
Submit Your First Poem For 2019

Submit Your First Poem For 2019

Welcome to all the poets who have joined the 12 Poems Challenge. Here’s to #12/12. This is the first deadline of our first poetry challenge. I will accept and approve posts for Both Sides from 7 February 2019, 8:00 (Johannesburg time | GMT +2:00), until 8 February…
Poetry 101_ What Is A Poem

Poetry 101: What Is A Poem?

So, it turns out I’m going to be writing poems this year. I’m not a poet. At least, I haven’t been one for a while or maybe never, but I am very excited about this challenge. I dabbled with poems a long time ago and…
12 Poems Challenge 2019

Welcome To The 12 Poems Challenge For 2019

Can you write 12 poems in 12 months? Yesterday, I wrote about why you should write poetry. I hope that I have convinced you that writing poems is a worthwhile pursuit. Today, we're introducing our 12 poems challenge. It would be awesome if you would…
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