Now a reminder!!

Now a reminder!!.

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Now a reminder!!

It is actually a good idea to remind each other on writing poetry. Following all the elements of poetry is what I mean here. Poetry is so wide but deep. It needs some one to fetch it.

When I say elements of poetry I mean a poem that is developed in stanza form, has couplets, contains mood, that has full of imagery, there is a use of metaphor and personifications, that similes are a centre stage, the poem that is symbolic- I mean that has symbols, the poem that is written in alliteration, assonance, refrain verses, onamatopoeia, repetitions and proper rhyme schemes. That’s why readers of a poem find it hard to fish its meaning easily as aresult they just come up with suggestions.

Are we the poets who can best inspire the society? Then be deep with your lines flow simply but hard inside.

We can, however, why poetry?
(a) poetry carries wisdom of yourself, its all about you and the meter you would put to the word
(b) It is not about somebody but your feelings that you put on the piece of a paper.
(c) When drafting poems used adventurous capture of thoughts; and find a glittering style
(d) When you get stuck just conference with somebody especially prominent writers(poets)
(e) grammar is the heart of poetry. Read more grammar books as you continue with this long journey.
(f) Read more about poetry, books also and never leave that spirit. Down here is a poem entitled ‘the music maker’, read it with care and develope the general idea.

He is tall, brown and thin as jeans
Who is lowly born and comes in dawn
The music and sounds he makes
Touches the base and graves
Brown daze the rhythm swells
Thin as himself and rhymes a line
Tall and taller the music grows
Until it flies and engulfs the heart

These are the simple lines I am talking about. What is the general I dea that is developed in the poem? Does it have all the elements that make a good poem? Take a serious note on this and be the poet to dance on for ever and ever in the land!!!

It is very strange to have your written work without being published or read. This post entiled ‘readers and you’ can guide you how to do that

Enjoying Poetry, Our everyday smile

(a) Audience in you

To begin with, your art is nothing if it is not read; at this time know your target audience. Know your audience and their needs for you have that responsibility. How do you do that? Perhaps by finding more from them. Make a wonderful research on their needs and put them in age segments- thus target audience. Bring them their humour and later enjoy their smiles.

(b) The Journey
The journey has been too long. Now it’s almost complete because you have got knowledge. You have learnt fully. Practically you have begun writing and even finished some. The poems of greater supreme power!

Now think about your break through.. Let them see you and hear your best songs. The rhythmic lines coating them in special pictures.

So, how to get yourself into self sales in poetry? Hopefully if you can consult prominent writers and gatther with…

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Readers and You

(a) Audience in you

To begin with, your art is nothing if it is not read; at this time know your target audience. Know your audience and their needs for you have that responsibility. How do you do that? Perhaps by finding more from them. Make a wonderful research on their needs and put them in age segments- thus target audience. Bring them their humour and later enjoy their smiles.

(b) The Journey
The journey has been too long. Now it’s almost complete because you have got knowledge. You have learnt fully. Practically you have begun writing and even finished some. The poems of greater supreme power!

Now think about your break through.. Let them see you and hear your best songs. The rhythmic lines coating them in special pictures.

So, how to get yourself into self sales in poetry? Hopefully if you can consult prominent writers and gatther with them. See and understand how they do with this art you have. In this, your purpose is to gain exprience and knowledge. For instance, here in Malawi we have Malawi Writers Union (MAWU) which offers such critical lessions.
Sell yourself through the media e.g. Radio. Newspapers and magazines. Write your poetry books and make big sales in them. Eat your art. Your art in finance and you! Though there is a myth that poetry never sales just because it is hard to understand its laguage.
Have this poem down here and understand the message.

FORCING THE WINDOW TO FLOW
At the window, rain drives
Drizzles and drizzles glow and go
Pushing and loosing the window to and fro
And some-one asked, who is at the window?
Pushing and pushing the window and dash?

In the dark of the night free and roll
Going for the next fresh candle of the day
At the window a hand goes and more, who is at the window?
She cried and roared the mall
And forced the window and banged and go.

Poetry is an art to remember in everything. We just writer what comes in your mind, and later you come and polish it to look beautiful, just like rather shoes in black or brown sparkling polish. Here is the other example.

GRANDPA’S LEGACY
Behind life is so amazing, so cool
Way back grandpa breathed in graves
He took a river more to mount success
But one horn spoke to the west and rang in mutiny
The brain brave wave stormed, he reborn

Traveled on foot lots of miles by him
And remained a total new seed, so bad!
The migrated labour touched he the page
Zambia, why Zambia did that to him?

But by the river flow, he vowed never step back hills
And reface that coastal verge, the east land
But his pa, this friend of herbs he did the love
And went to motherland a thousands times
And married to Sophie Gondwe, the proposed bird

He was a tower, black of that coal in her skin
But fair was his heart in her to remember
He got that animal with her and filled him
That was his brawny, ahead were more hearts will

A polygamist with such shooting seeds’ houses
He could, from hearts dance he went in
The igneous rock of Zambian aborted styles
And chief of mines, copper belt legend police

Chief of graveyards, and paid well to his wifes
Master field mashier of beer In Lusaka city
Beer in desperations after hard work
He saw a black eye in his green forgotten end
And wrote his song of pity peace if in deepen

‘Come to me, come to me
Come to me you an orphan’
His rays of song lines to sing on

The better way in life was beer’s trials football
And washed his beheaded green age of miseries

My polygramist laid down foundation stones
He begun with nyagondwe, the first life
Next Nyauhango the assistance to the queen
Then Nyaukandawire the enforceable butterfly
And ends he perched at a blossom,
Nyamwayi lovable tour de force

He was true nonsense warrior but lover of love
And really a friend of deepest songs
That reminds me of his bravely long forsaken

He later plucked the leaf off to motherland of solo
He locked in his wonderful song with his final bird
She was certain, his paint for good real
After his first, second, third dance broken pottery

I treasure his life and take to heals of my skull bone
I lived in his grandson bag, the second born child
From his third born daughter, Emily I smiled
And from first couple of him,
Unforgettable motherhood queen

The great poems for the great people. This second one is a mare history of my grand father, however look at the lines smeared in symbols. Thus how we target audience, though it is not simple. Poetry is deep hence be deep with your marketing criterias to help achieve your goals. This art of writing needs an honour. Thanks for your commitment to reading and publishing yourself both on social media and possibly in news papers and radios. What this page is trying to emphasize is self publishing and self marketing in poetry.

The pot in your hands, enjoy your art

The humour and entertainments cough out of the hands of the creator.

You have mastered all that is needed in poetry, the lows and highs, the ups and downs. You have tried your level best to catch the bird. Now this is the time to enjoy your art.

The creator has the pot in the hands. You are going to be the creator who opens long stories, ever ending verses or beats in them. The music with its sounds of hope swelling in peoples minds. The audience then carry your hands, your hot hands- so ceramic- with humour and entertainments at this moment.

HOW CAN YOU ENJOY YOUR ART
Possibly if you can do the following to please your community, only if these are your home of hope to them, can do good to them. Here are the suggestions:

a) write poems that surround people in their nature. You can write about culture. You ccan create songs in the same environment

b) Express your own feelings either in politics or developmental issues. You know your world is full of politics and science. The developmental tool is poetry

c) You can write about educative stories in rhythmic way and let young ones know their political world. The elders will do the same, absorbing your lessons and humour from the pot. Your perfect hands moulding it!

d) Tourism can be your a core of interests there by most attractive places world wide can be displayed with their motherly pleasing scenery. You can, yes you can dwell upon this and imitate people by exposing the beauty of the world: Africa and its daughter Malawi, Europe, Asia, America, you can name it.

e) You can choose the catigory of farming. By staying with farmers, and explaining their hands in crop production, animal production and educating them through rhythmic lines.

f) When you are sick you can not take the pen and scrible on apiece of paper your thoughts. Instead take the health part. You can either choose to direct patients in medicine, giving them hope and many more areas you would wish to play your songs.

g) You can take part in commerce, by writing good poetry that would speak about trades and bargains. Yes this is your world and enjoy it with your hands: your art

All in all be a critic, critise where necesary, appreciate where necessary. Be a lover of nature, understand your sorroundings, be a poet to dance on, be a poet to leave unforgettable legacy!

I hope you have heard me. Now take this and sing along with me. I am not the best, but am approaching the line, the battle line. So please try out this poem

MY JOURNEY UP HILL
My journey up hill I go up the hill
Here Iam here I come the son of man
Slow meanders I climb the mountain
Oh, this tower is very tall
Ha, here Iam resting more

Here I am; here I come the son of man
Slow step I biting the sand of life
Oh, the short falls are sands heap
Ha, here I am renamed ray

Here I am, here I come the son of man
Gradually Lay I on a course of actions
Up hill, oh the route seems bumpy
Ha, here I am dribbling

My journey up hill, I go up hill
Here I am, here I come the son of man
So desperate is the lion lash
Oh, tears roll up hill, un cried
Ha! Ha! Here I am cheering up top

The poem above is all about the journey to success. You meet with different situations until you succeed. Just the same with writing poetry. It is not a simple route, expect hicups along the way. Poetry is deep and as you go down the sea botton you deepen your skills too. Poetry is about yourself, the deep thing in you. Therefore those hands of the creator are our everyday smile. We smile and go!!

Grammar and Poetry

Before we jump into grammar thing let’s see the purpose of poetry. What is the purpose of poetry?

When I asked my teacher that question he gave me many answers. He used to say the following whenever I had a chat with him
a) poetry brings out humour.
As you and the sounds stay together, it fuses in your body, it makes you happy by refreshing your memories.
b) Poetry is about feelings
You can express yourself through the pen on a piece of paper, and see changes in you, your rights being exercised while the world identifies your pregnant tears.
c) Poetry is a career in which writers expose. Through sales of books, employing people and run their lives.
d) Poetry provides education
Young minds learn about their world that is exposed in super arts prepared by the most prominent poets.
e) Poetry is also a tool for development
It encourages people to fully participate in economic, political, social developments. It may as well save the environment for it’s a proper tool for provision of awareness in the society
f) poetry gives out music. It soothes and thrills our minds all day every day.
g) poetry brings about coordination in the community, regardless of cultural beliefs, and normally reserves cultural norms.

So, do you know the secret in poetry so far? This is your chance, get off your ass, get going until you win.

Poetry is one of the arts that considers grammar so much. Are you poised to get into this poetry art. If you are ready, anticipate this to be your tool. Before we move an inch let’s look a bit closely at what makes poetry to be as it is.

WHAT WEAVES THE POEM?
Now let us be serious and know the language. However, this edition will only tackle important parts. If you want to be a good writer know the following

(a) Nouns
(b) Adjectives
(c) Adverbs
(d) Verbs
(e) Pronouns
(f) prepositions
(g) Conjunction
(h) punctuation

Take note on these writing materials as we start this race
1-pen
2-pencil
3-note book
4-ruler
5-dictionary
6-grammar book

A) Nouns
What is a noun? Have you ever heard of some one talking about a noun? This is defined as a word that refers to a person, a place, or a thing. In other words it is a naming word.
e.g. (a) Paul is really my best friend
(b) Accommodation is hard to find in towns and cities
(c) Before you take your meal have a soup to activate your appetite

B) Adjective
It is a word that describes a noun or pronoun. Its task is to qualify or modify a noun or a noun equivalent.
e.g. 1) Bruised mocked and finished the day was
2) In the grimace of pain I saw the land
3) I stumbled over the broken cup

C) Verbs
A verb is a doing word in the sentence. It expresses the Idea, of action, happening or being.
e.g. 1. The African stars aside sparkle
2. I run away from heavy rains
3. Mary seems to have known the whole issue that we discussed yesterday.

D) Adverbs
These are words or a group of words that changes the meaning of an adjective, a verb or another adverb. Its main duty is to add information to those three words
e.g. a) The car climbed the hill slowly while I was descending from the top
b) Music is quite clearly played and soothes our minds
c) It is so hot today that I fail to stand in the sun

E) Prepositions
These are words that follow a noun or a noun equivalent
e.g. a) If ever I was out of this storm
b) You can glance at brushing people
c) I was amid the nails seeing people a head of me

F) Pronouns
A pronoun is a word that stands in place of a noun or noun equivalent
e.g. a) They climbed mount Mulanje yesterday
b) He was the tallest in class

G) Interjection
This expresses fear, or out cry or a suden joy.
e.g. a) Ooops! I have forgotten my pen in class
b) She came out of the car,”wow! It is nice to see you again after a long time”, she said
c) Oh my God! I cried at my spelled milk as the door banged at my left arm

H) Punctuation
This is the use of marks such as commas colons, periods, etc in writing so that the work has a sense of clearance. So, in this part you need to be conversant with marks. For instance colon, semi colon, full stops, etc when it comes to writing. Your poem should have such elements for simplicity of your work.
e.g Colon: this seperates two sentences or clauses, when you want to give examples and other uses. For example
a) I like fruits: mangoes, oranges, guavas and wild Matwatwa.
b) Make sure that rhythm rules you in this art: it hits the best part of peoples’ hearts. So, put forward these marks because they are very crucial to your work. The art in you is the best in these marks, take a grammar book for more information about these marks.

Having learnt a little elements of grammar, now you will be able to weave the poem. Needless to say that poetry requires grammar, besides other additives. With these few notes you will be reminded all the times about a good quality poem in life, though some times we negret such rules to fulfill our desires, as poets.