A & I Poetry Challenge: August Prompt.


 

A and I Poetry Challenge-  Tips on Writing and Prompt for August

Hosts Blogger and writer from New Zealand, Ineke from scrapydo2.wordpress.com and Blogger, Amanda from Something to Ponder About, are jointly hosting the A and I Poetry Challenge in English and in Afrikaans, in the WordPress community.

 

The challenge is open to everyone, from complete beginners to advanced writers or aspiring poets. The challenge will run from March to October 2018.

You can write in either language but please post a link back or comment at both WordPress blogs to indicate your interest and include the tag  A and I Poetry Challenge.

Each month we will post poetry writing tips, (see this month’s below) and link-backs to those who contributed by posting a poem with the Tag  A and I Poetry Challenge. on their blog.

Beginner poet, hobbyist or Advanced writer – we hope you will join in with us.

For Full guidelines click here.

A and I Poetry Challenge

 

August Prompt:  Write a Heart poem

This might be a poem with lines written in the shape of a heart, or a poem about love, getting to the heart of a problem, about folks wearing their hearts on their sleeves, or someone showing a lot of heart in competitions.

Post on your blog on or before 30th August 2018 to be included in the link-backs for August.  The prompt is merely a suggestion and any topic is welcome.

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Write a Heart Poem in August

August Poetry Writing Tips

Finding inspiration to write poetry isn’t always easy or may not come automatically to many of us. Sometimes, our minds just get stuck for the right word. Or you can feel the word on the tip of your tongue but cannot get it out?

There are loads of tools on the net to help you in this sticky situation.

This month we look at some sites to help us find inspiration and words for our Poetry.

RhymeZone

The most popular rhyming dictionary is RhymeZone. Enter the word you need a rhyme for and Rhymezone returns multiple words that rhyme. RhymeZone also has some useful advanced features. If you want to find words that rhyme with love, just enter “love” at Rhymezone and you will get responses for one syllable and multi-syllable rhyming words. You can also search for synonyms or even definitions with this site.

Rhymes Lexemic

This site gives you options to vary the number of syllables and use a pronunciation search as opposed to one that searches on correct spelling alone.

Rhymebrain

This site gives you options in other languages

www.festisite.com/

allows you to search by tag, rhyme and submit your creation online so you can read others’ poems for inspiration.

www.b-rhymes.com/

This site gives you words that sound good together even if don’t technically rhyme.

More Rhyming Dictionary Sites

Thanks for reading and also participating.

Enjoy this months topic. Let it flow.

Ineke

Babysitting.


 Another Bea and Ouma week-end.

Guess what Bea sees?

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Next door is a dog who climbs onto her “dog house”.

Her name is Zena.

Bea stands on the windowsill (with me holding her).

She loves to watch Zena because she barks from there.

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Zena watching.

Baby Talk: Grandma made two books!


At last, it took me more than six months before completing these two typical New Zealand books.

One has numbers.

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(The numbers are also written in Maori)

Also an A B C book.

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Bea starting to stand on her own.

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A SLIDE!

How exciting.

Baby Talk: Last babysitting 2017


I am way behind with my blogging. These photos are from last year, the Thursday before Christmas while Mum and Dad had their end of year party.

I’m putting the forms in the right holes!

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  I did it!

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Concentrate.

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Baby Talk: Babysitting Bea


Last night I had a special night with Bea. Mummy and Daddy went to the movies and we had to stay home.

The first thing was eating dinner. On the menu: fish, potatoes and asparagus. The asparagus did not go down well! Then time for her bottle with milk. Bea’s eyes started to close but she kept on drinking. After finishing her bottle she was wide awake again.

We had a good time together. I loved every moment of looking after Bea.

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I can read Ouma!  Look at those little toes.

School Stories: Wild windy weather


Wild windy weather and water everywhere.

The entrance gateway had so much water children had to go round the office block to reach the before school care room.

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Ella went around while Jordan and Tessa waded through the deep water.

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Tessa struggled with her umbrella.

No use at all, wind blowing at 150 km ph and hard rain pouring down!