Your face our art, thus Poetry

Get off your ass and get going until you win in this art of poetry. We love to be appreciated. So, what makes you to be you?

The world is our imagination, we always think and get going, hence in this edition alot will be discussed concerning the fact that “what makes you really to be you”.

This is our world, our art world and it will encourage you to be what you have. You are going to identify what you have. And you will infer and learn other arts besides what you have, the art of writing poetry!!

This is going to unveil humour, the humour you have. The only humour that is made specially in you. So before we get going let’s know what poetry is. let’s see and hear its own rhythm, its meaning in full.

1) Poem
According to collins little gem dictionary, it is defined as an imagination piece of writing in rhythmic lines

2) Posey
The same material: similar to poem/ derives from the term poem(old fashion)

3) Poetry
The art of writing poems; beautiful or pleasing quality.

Let’s stick at ” beautiful or pleasing quality”, you have the quality in your hands. You can please humans and sparkle like a star. So, are you poised to get this art, the art of pleasing quality?

Poetry, you know, goes together with wisdom. It activates your brain and you will fly above intelligence. It can assign a new name in you, the “poet or poetus” how do you feel with that name? Achildish name as you are restoring from beauty to storing verses and lines as you recite too.

Poetry is not about any body, it’s about you alone. You hold your own feelings that you put on a piece of paper. You have your own qalities. You have the skill with you. The art of living here on earth is about writing. This art will make you a proper person, the person of a certain nature!

Having done that little space of art, here is your task. This is the poem which was written by Dalitso Bayoli

In this bliss season
hearts marry but season
That dreams and aspirations
Areality, yearned cavalcade

In our midst, beaming hope
the globe love
Emanating reason
provoking thought
the world can

Have you seen the art weaved in? What funny thing you have seen in this poem so far? Have you identified all that has been discussed above? Poets or poetus are nothing but fools of the world of painting pictures. They use such techniques like word picture, humour, mood….quite along list of them. Enjoy this world of dreamers!


This is your Art, as you roll into poetry

Have you ever wondered why poetry exists among us?
Have you ever discovered what a poem or poetry is all about? Do you know poetry details in general. Stay within your reach in this edition.

Poetry has some things that you bear to know in your mind. For instance, the magic power which aids you to see pictures that have never been printed, the magic power of music that has never been played. This often gives an impression of imagination and pushes you in the new creation, beauty, humour, sentimento place, material change or anything present in the art of the poet.

So how can you understand the poem?
The answer is just simple, there are many instruments that you need to know. In this edition you will explore and learn fully all poetic structures played in the poetry.

Before long, its simplicity comes in this way; before you learn it, the following should be the first to bulge into your mind.

Poetry has additives, down here are some of them, alined not indetails

These are words or expressions that give similarity of two or more things, e.g.
(a) Paul is Like a bronze statue
(b) She sings this song as if angels

-Rhyming words
These are words that usually are placed to the end of lines in a stanza or verse and prove the similar sounds, however they differ by their meanings. These hence creates musical sounds in the poem, e.g.
(a) He was smashed and pushed in thunders
(b) While that night was a knife and light slumbered
These two lines are rhymed and sound like the same on ends

This is the pattern of beat that has been used in the poem, e.g.
(a) By/ and low by/ and low/
(b) The city/ of Blantyre and Rome/
These have some vowels which give a certain sound. This is because they are accented.

– Personification or Metaphors
These are words or styles of equating two things without using words like: as, like, and such, e.g.
(a) Paul is a bronze statue
(b) She is an angel
You can also personalise the thing, e.g.
(a) the wind shouted at me

– Modifiers
These are words that appeal to senses and specify the way a thing can be, e.g.
(a) The broken heart
(b) In the frozen grey desert
(c) He squirmed into the sleeping bag slowly.

And many more additives cooked and spread out in the poem or art. Down here is a poem written by Nyanyire Harawa, please try out.

I remember that day
I remember the storm, the heavy clouds, the thundering
I could not see myself making it through
I thought my world will forever blue

I did not know what to do, and then I saw you
I saw that smile
I could have sworn it made me last a smile

I saw hope in that encouraging face
I felt peace in those comforting words
I slowly saw the sun come out
I truly saw the tears shine bright
And then I believe, I totally believed there is magic in a smile

Have you smile at some-one, any one today?

What is the poem exploring? All that are discussed above are in it not so? Enjoy this art!!!

Consonant sounds and poetry

In some poems many words in a line start with the same consonant sound. Notice these lines below

-When the wind whistle blow and bound
-If nights bow, bends down with books

Look at these words: -when and whistle, -blow and bound in the first line; and- bow and bends or books in the second line.

Instead of writing that way above, poets may also choose words that sound like sound, give picture as if real picture and many areas of interests. Look at these words down here

Grimace, rumbling, plung, emitting, rat-tu-ti

Are they giving you sounds, pictures, or anything?

Find more words in this poem, which was written by Dalitso Bayoli

Where drops this scarlet tears
lies silence and questions
of lanquid anecdote
with tears and tears drops

But the hissing unmentioned
And faces brightened
Housing hearts ofsheer bruise
in verses of oppression

For their incessant misery
Our bread and butter flag
Devoid of mercy and remorse
we rip as they weep
In silent tears

What is the poem all about? Can you see those tears? Hear those sounds inwardly? Picture the pain? All sorts of things? This is the way poets do to achieve their hidden dreams!!

Musical Instruments in Poetry

Apoem that has no rhythm is nothing but the sounds of lines in rhymes make poetry musical too. In some of the poems sounds are repeated at the end of the lines. This creates music. The popular device for this music is “rhyme”

Rhyming words have accented sounds due to the accented vowel sounds. Because of that any sounds that follow are identical. Look at these words:


Atleast they are identical, not so? This identical sound is brought out by the accented vowels. Look again at them:


Are you hearing this accented vowel sound?

The constant sounds before the accented vowel sounds should not be the same in true rhyme. Again take the above example


Are they true rhyme? Down here there are some more examples of rhyming words. However some are not in good pair.
Cut-fat Flow-floors Port-fault
Soul-call Like-sight Dancing-singing

Let’s begin with this rhyming thing then rhythm

Pattern of rhyming words helps us to create musical sounds. This is why poems are not the same. Pattern of rhyme provides repetition sounds at the end of lines in a verse in a special way. The chapter pattern of rhyme is the one in which all tunes of lines rhymes
Look at these two musical couplets

By the time I stretch my needs (a)
By the time I take hold of that deeds (a)

It is commonly used to show pattern of rhyming in this way by using letters. Therefore, the pattern of rhyme for the above lines should be: a,a.
If the poem was a four lined stanza, every time rhymed, the pattern would be a,a,a,a
Here are more examples. Sometimes it may be as below
ab,abc,ab,abed,ababcc etc.

What you should know is whatever you say vanishes and whatever you speak has rhythm. The same with english or any language. This is because of certain syllables that are accented. Poetry is mostly using a regular pattern of rhythm. This is called a meter. Notice that the meter is the measure of regular sounds that produce rhythm in poetry. Look at this example down here

By/ and low by/ and low/
The/ city of blantyre,/ and rome/

As you can see those groups of syllables above are completely seperated by slanting lines. The slanting lines are called “feet”. In each foot there is one or more unaccented beats and anaccented beats. Down here are more examples

But’/ if you see/ at what/ rains is doing/
By/ the time/ I grabbed that/ and slumber/

Check out if these lines are properly accented. Do you notice some vowel sounds? The beat?

Here is a task given to prove that you did them all right about musical instruments.

Grimace of Pain

Our country needs to be sworn too
Just like us, it fixes well in clothes
Such green patterns is a beauty pool
Until it swallows its bronze statue of rose
And makes its days sparkle and special

In a gramance of pain we see on it today
Today we see its clothes being blown away
The nice colour for our nation loses its grip
The ever green land in the city of rose
While its electricity gradually dies down

Our ancestors used to hunt in this home
This very home that was in its full cup
And kicked a laugh to the history of men
Their foods adorned in trees on a map
And great medicine they had near bones

Moments really change, look today!
We see black stuffs along the road
We see bundles of dead things yonder
But no proper allow to govern the offender
The freedom based at flipped land?

Now that is the grimace of pain we see
We see the land that yawns in plain sea
Such fissures observed on an empty scale
Such a laugh scales with sharp nails
The great yawns ever seen!

But if you see at what rain is doing
It sweeps and wipes our motherland to the sea
It smiles and percolates without real banking
And the best hand turns into wrinkled faces
The great yawns ever seen!

Let’s cloth and love it to protect our soils
These fertile soils of motherland are under threat
Let’s protect ourselves from floods
The natural disasters of this wonderful nation
And remove the grimace of pain we see

Recitation Ways and poetry

Most importantly the verses of the poem have to be recited. The poet is a child hence pretend to be a child who is good at keeping information in the head- “that supper hero”.

You have created it, appreciated it, and now is the moment to recite your poem by heart. This helps so much that the poet truly identifies areas that are faulty or sounds not to the intention of the writer. Down here are some of the proposed points to doing so:

-hold your breath before you start stuffing in your head
-slow your motion while you are reading now
-Go with it, the beats and rhymes, all musical sounds
-master registers in it
-number verses or stanzas and never lose its grip
-enjoy it while you do so until you have it all
-reserve it in the zones of your born computer memory and say by heart aloud using the techniques explored

Here is a task given, taken from the poem entitled “HEAR THE CRIES”

Tingle, tingle, tingle like a gong
Plunging into us all the blades at length
Dealing with us recklessly
While your chisels are doing their song

The day never pass without rolling tears
morning for our lost dears
And our friend, and our mother too
Grieves over its tots death toll
While she is left un protected by our strength

We survivors arise to plead you
We are unable to maintain our duties
Because our pools and us are few
We are your life, we are your sieve
While we cook our food under siege

Please save, save us
Stop tingling on us and replant as more
We will remain good for you and our mother soil
Our pools shall fill the pond in our shade
While we provide our nice shadow

If we sit and think about you
You do things in favour of yourself
We observe no raw to cover us
Illicit charcoal burning obsess them
Dealing with us so fast
While our dead relatives being laid by lain

As you recite what is the tone of the poem? Have you noticed all figures of speech explored in the poem? The mood and meaning, have you cuptured them? Follow all those things when reciting your poem.

Happy new year! And never forget all resolutions that you intend to make in this 2013. God bless you!