For Educators/ Lesson Plans and Teaching
(4/15/2014 4:46:00 PM)
Language is the most important aspect of teaching poetry.
(4/8/2014 11:00:00 AM)
Please feel Freetown contact me to teach you Shona . The language this book review was written in in some parts.It's. My mother language and. I am open to all who. Want to learn the language.
REVIEW OF THE BOOK " WE THE PEOPLE " AND ITS LAUCH?
The night of the 2nd day of April fools saw the spectacular launch of a historical compilation of various people's Views and narrations of the 31st day of March 2008, a day that left many with questions than answers, a day that saw the domination of power over the people.. In a book entitled
" WE THE PEOPLE."
A lovely procession of 5 beautiful ladies, young and some in their middle ages led by Ms rutendo chigudu , took turns to entertain the ordinary full house Book cafe Audience of artists, writers, professors, doctors, activists, social entrepreneurs, business people, traditional leaders, literates and literary literates.
Every reading came in such a blow to the listening ears, as each of them was directly or indirectly addressing to a specific zimbabwean individual who might have taken their time to go early in the morning of
March 31st 2008. A day which saw an election in Zimbabwe. That brought fear, shock, despair, disillusionment as some celebrations busted out of the political violence that at one time left some with what I can call " ELECTION MARKS" , whilst some where left, homeless and instead, where to wait for a result that left many doubting and even asking them the question, why did the people vote?.
O oh Democracy, art thou so vile a beast, so wicked a monster, so undefiled an evil spell????.
The night saw uttermost peace and tranquility in such a way that in was a book launch and not some political gathering that Crisis coalition or some other NGO in Zimbabwe organised. There was freedom to interaction and speech that on the table I was seated with some white gentlemen, I failed to see race and it's finishing line, all I could see were people.
But still, can the stories surrounding the 31st day of March on our zimbabwean Callander just go untold! ?.
" we the people" is. A book that was written by Mr McDonald lewanika together with Delta Milayo Ndou, McDonald lewanika, who then edited the book, was that night seen on top of every question that was being raised in the house.
The writers As a master of social justice and political activism himself he clearly writes that:
" If Zimbabwe was to burn, all will burn in it."
in this Statement, we see his patriotism to the nation and it's people. He emphasises that which the former Kenyan president, the late Jomo Kenyata once said. That
" We are Africans not because we were born in Africa, But. We are Africans because Africa was born in us. "
Meaning, it feeds from us, it lives in us, it moves with us, when we fight, it suffers, when we are stressed, it's stressed. When we are happy , Africa is happy.
The Zimbabwean politics, like any other African country has been suffering Political injustice, political immaturity , corruption, and a lot that can not be put in words. The 31st day of March 2008 another day to remember. In the Zimbabwean history.
As far as delta Milayo Ndou and McDonald lewanika are concerned, they have managed to put the words of the same effect in one plate. And now left for us as a people to take them to action or not. One thing to note is, irregardless of us taking charge of the Social Activism steering wheel. The bus can drive itself. In this technological world full of. Face book and Whatsapp, Twitter, etc.
$ir ZVAVANHUVEVHU JERIMOS Mugweni.
(8/6/2013 3:54:00 AM)
Poem Hunter Poetry Contest has officially started. You can enter with your favorite poem now or write a new one and submit it before August 31st,2013.
Prize is $1,000 for the winner and $250 for the 2nd and 3rd place..
You can write in any poetic style and on any subject.
Entering the contest is free.
(1/8/2013 6:46:00 AM)
ADEMIN KALBI HASTA
Ademin kalbi hasta sifasi Kur'andadir.
Ademin gönlü darda ferahi Kur'andadir.
Adem ölmek istemez çaresi Kur'andadir.
Adem yalniz edemez vekili Kur'andadir.
Adem ilimi sever, ilimi Kur'andadir
Adem övülmek ister degeri Kur'andadir.
Adem bir kerre dogar, Kue'ana göre ölür
Bu iki hal arasi neleri yasar, görür.
Adem neslini sorar, nesili Kur'andadir
Adem Yaradan arar, asili Kur'andadir.
Adem günlük islerle geçsinmenin derdinde
Ebedi saadeti yitirme gayretinde.
Adem hiç, hiç unutma, sinav yeri burasi
Bu dünyadan gider adem gelince sirasi.
Ademin tek ümidi sefati Muhammedin
Orhan sende kendine bunu gaye edin.
(10/23/2012 4:30:00 PM)
Please note that my new book of poetry, " Dada Reborn: 21st Century Poems, " is now available on Amazon (Ebook) .
These poems are intended for a mature liberal-minded audience.
(7/24/2012 10:02:00 PM)
Considering the Snail
The snail pushes through a green
night, for the grass is heavy
with water and meets over
the bright path he makes, where rain
has darkened the earth’s dark. He
moves in a wood of desire,
pale antlers barely stirring
as he hunts. I cannot tell
what power is at work, drenched there
with purpose, knowing nothing.
What is a snail’s fury?All
I think is that if later
I parted the blades above
the tunnel and saw the thin
trail of broken white across
litter, I would never have
imagined the slow passion
to that deliberate progress.
(7/1/2012 12:24:00 AM)
Hello Poetry World! .Greetings to everyone.I invite you all to read the poems on my page.Please kindly leave your comments.
(5/10/2012 9:08:00 AM)
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Yesterday, a supervisor of mine directed me to take down a bulletin board on which I posted student work that demonstrated their understanding of history through the medium of poetry. She said, " What does poetry have to do with history?" She went on to say that poetry is elementary and that poetry isn't rigorous. I vehemently disagree. What are your views?I do not wish to take down the work and I need supporting counter-arguments to her claims. Please respond.Replies for this message:
(8/17/2013 5:43:00 AM)
Poetry has been used throughout history in the exploration of historical events and their effects upon the present and future generations. It is possible that the medium of poetry elevates our underst ... more
(10/16/2012 9:04:00 PM)
It is a little disappointing to see such a narrow-minded response. Think Steve Turner 's 'History Lesson'. My first, and perhaps the strongest argument for an educator, is using Blooms Taxonomy. C ... more
(5/21/2012 8:53:00 AM)
I do agree with you. Poetry has been stereotyped by society, and it sad considering how little people know about it. Most people would easily sing along to a song but would never read a poem in their ... more
- Denis Martindale (8/17/2013 5:43:00 AM) Post reply
(4/7/2012 6:00:00 AM)
hi to all im new here.....
im inviting you all to
please read my poems
and add some comments.thx
Rachael Learning Matters
(4/3/2012 11:26:00 AM)
The Shared Poetry Project — inspired by this John Merrow blog entry:
http://takingnote.learningmatters.tv/?p=5454 — we'd like to invite public school students to film community members reciting lines of poetry, then edit the readings into a video for the Learning Matters YouTube channel. This exciting project provides students the opportunity to develop or strengthen real-world skills of teamwork, quality control, and production. It also can introduce the 80% of Americans who do not have school-aged children to the remarkable abilities of our youth. Not to mention exposes them to some great poetry!
Project Guidelines may be found here: http://bit.ly/xp2Jgz
A great project for National Poetry Month!