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APRIL WRITE 2013 – Day 30 – WORD POWER FINALE

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Welcome to Day 30 of the 2013 April Write – a new era begins

I can’t believe that we are here already, in a wink and blink of the eye 29 days have passed by since our first mission. Since then, you have accepted every mission without much contrition and now as I glaze upon this page, I begin to see the mission you accepted on day 22. To bring forth words that reflected your experience of being here with We too. I have followed your great escapades with delight and glee waiting for you to bring words of wisdom and power to me.

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Now as is our tradition, I set another mission for thee to take these small delights, which have been freely given to We and make them breathe. Bring them to life for the world to see, make them stand as a beacon which ascends from the page and sets the whole of facebook ablaze. 

So the words you have put forward are listed below and if you have decided to take up this mission it is now time for you to go, pick up your pen, pencil or place your hands against the keys. With this said there is one task left for me and a small decree use each word once and capitalise them if you please. ~ Marina

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ASPIRATION
BREAKTHROUGH
CATHARTIC
CHALLENGING
CONNECTED
EMOTIONAL
EMPOWERING
FEAR
FREEDOM
FRUSTRATING
FUSION
HEALING
HEARSAY
INSPIRING
INVINCIBLE
KINSHIP
LOVE 
SERVE ALL
MULTICULTURALISM
PRODUCTIVE
REAWAKENING
RECONNECT
RELEASING
REPARATIONS
TOLERANCE 
SHARING
SWIRLING
TUMULTUOUS
VULNERABLE
WISDOM

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APRIL WRITE 2013 – Day 25 – WISDOM

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Welcome to Day 25 of the April Write 2013: a new era begins

Our Guest Host is the Author, Poet, Teacher and Mentor: Vernon J. Davis Jr.

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Vernon J. Davis Jr. has been writing poetry since the early seventies. He was first inspired by Langston Hughes’s poem “Impasse”, which started his journey and adventure into the world of poetry and the spoken word. He is inspired by and in awe of Langston Hughes, Nikki Giovanni and Maya Angelou. His Idols.

Vernon’s very first published poem, “Beautiful Black Woman” (the basis for his poetry book), came out in 1978 in a magazine called Black Forum. His creative collection of Love poems, “Love,is, the Beautiful Black Woman” is his 1st book. Vernon’s 2nd book of poetry – “The Emosewa Woman” – was released 14th February 2010. He is currently working on his 3rd Book of Poetry, tentatively titled, “Her, She, Woman” (Her, She – Hershey(Chocolate) Woman).

 

The Topic for today is: Who Or What is Wisdom to You?

 

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“WHERE IS WISDOM” by Vernon J Davis Jr

He looks for Her…Everywhere
He does not see Her…Anywhere
He steps down from the Sky
This Giant
This King
His Footprints all over His World
Impressions left of His search for Her
He asks…Has anyone seen Her
Has anyone found Her
Kept her safe…For Him
His Voice bellows Her Name
Carried by the wind spiralling deep within our minds
Of Her Relationship with Him
Without Her…Who of us is saved,
But He
She was with Him…Always
But not Always with us

Where is Wisdom…Have You found Her?

 

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APRIL WRITE 2013 – Day 24 – IDENTITY & CULTURE

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Welcome to Day 24 of the April Write 2013: a new era begins

Our Guest Host for today is Zita Holbourne, poet & spoken word artist, visual artist, a community, trade union and human rights activist and a mother.

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Many of us live in multicultural cities and towns – in the UK government leaders have stated that multiculturalism has failed and that multiculturalism is dead. I wrote this poem entitled ‘Multiculturalism’ in response to UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s speech in Munich made on the same day that a far right fascist organisation were marching in a UK town Luton where he stated that ‘state’ multiculturalism had failed.

My view is that multiculturalism is very much alive and that it is strength for our societies. I have written and spoken on this topic over a long period of time and contributed to the book ‘Defending Multiculturalism’.

Culture and identity are very important to me and rather than the government’s view that I should assimilate to some fake ‘norm’ and hide the unique identity that makes me me I believe that embracing culture and identity empowers me and makes me stronger.

The topic for today is ‘identity and culture’ 

You might want to explore whether they are they an asset or a hindrance to your progression or what aspects of them are important to you and what they mean to you.

Watch Zita performing her poem ‘Multiculturalism’ here :

http://youtu.be/VW7w7jJmdzI

 

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APRIL WRITE 2013 – Day 23 – NOTHING TO LOSE

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Welcome to Day 23 of the April Write 2013: a new era begins

Today’s challenge is a bit different as we are blessed with the voice and words of our Guest Host:  Karen Stally AKA ZUWA

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Zuwa, meaning ‘Sunshine’, is here to shed some light and warmth, with her musical style and unique blend of lyrical content. ZUWA has a passionate conviction that words are the seeds of life, and this is reflected in her lyrical content and expressions. She communicates through songs and poems, to inspire and challenge, provoke thought, stimulate, heal and edify. Although her artistic experience is vast, her development as a singer-songwriter has been a very personal process, making her songs intriguing and rich. 

“The first song I ever wrote and completed is called ‘Nothing to Lose’. It was recorded in 2006 and weirdly began as a rap, but the lyrics were quite different..It’s a love song, yes. One that laments love broken, love lost… And then decides there is nothing left to lose in admitting the love is missed. It’s a liberating feeling when you reach that point where you take the fear away and allow the love to just be what it is. “

The topic for today is: ‘Nothing to Lose’ 

“Have you ever felt that way, about anything? Where you realise you have nothing to lose.. Maybe because you’ve already lost something so important.. Or because you realise that the only thing stopping you is fear.. And a life lived under fear is no life at all.. Hope you find some inspiration in my ramblings… & here’s some of the rap version.. Just for fun:”

“Stress free zone was the place that I rested

My breast on your chest we caressed manifested

Could it be love it was pure

From the start and for sure

Time went on and now we both be wanting more”

Sit back relax listen to the beautiful tones or our sister and friend Karen Stally (ZUWA) 

~ Marina

https://soundcloud.com/karen-stally/nothing-to-lose-zuwa

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THE APRIL WRITE 2012 – POETS OLYMPIAD – THANK YOU

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Now that the April Write is over for another year…

Here are a few words from me to you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD41mHHV2hw

Angee.
xoxo

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THE APRIL WRITE 2012 – POETS OLYMPIAD – DAY 30 – WORD POWER FINALE

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Monday 30th April is our finale but in order to write your last piece, you need the words which the group has selected.

For those who want to take part in the live finale (to listen or to share work) it will start from 10pm GMT/BST via Skype (add me ‘AngeeEdgar’). We will be able to conversate and share poetry with those we have only type-talked to during the month. Or you can enable the chat function in our Facebook Group. if you don’t have access to Skype.

I do hope you will join in, if only to listen and chat or IM (as Skype has that function too) for those without a microphone, you can listen to the rest of us and type your responses). I envision it to end around midnight but who knows we might have such a great time we carry on for a few more hours! If you are unavailable when I call out to the group at 10pm UK time, as soon as you are able to join us you can call me – just make sure you have added me on Skype and I have accepted, then you can be added to the group conversation! It really is easy!

Watch the video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZTwEQ7Fpg0

Thanks to all who voted for these words and thank you to the following group members for your word suggestions:

Zita Holbourne

Mark Paleologo

Marina Bayley

Katie Rendon

Adam Rowland

Lana Joseph

Halim A Flowers

Your WORD POWER LIST is as follows – LET THEM GUIDE WHAT YOU WRITE, whatever it may be.

In your poem you may only use each of these 25 words once (and in any order) and please capitalise them in your poem.

  1. ABSTINENCE
  2. ARROGANCE
  3. CORRUPT
  4. DISCOMBOBULATED
  5. DISTINGUISHED
  6. ENDOGENOUS
  7. EXIT
  8. FANDANGO
  9. INEXPLICABLY
  10. IRRESISTABLE
  11. LOVE
  12. MAGGOTS
  13. MYRIAD
  14. NACARANDA
  15. PORTER
  16. RUBBLE
  17. SHIMMY
  18. SOCIALISTS
  19. TRUST
  20. VOYEUR
  21. ZITHER
  22. ZOMBIE
  23. ACCEPTANCE
  24. ENJOYMENT
  25. ENTHUSIASM

I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Angee

xoxo

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THE APRIL WRITE 2012 – POETS OLYMPIAD – DAY 28 – WE START THE SAME

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Welcome to Day 28 of the 2012 April Write – the Poets Jubilee Olympiad.  

On Monday 30th April from 10pm GMT/BST  it‘s our Live Skype Finale. Go to the Facebook group for more details and to collect the list of words you’ll need to write your final poem.

On Day 28 of the April Write, everyone will start the first line of their poem using the same words

Watch the video to find out what those words are, to hear my poem and why I chose this topic.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohoY57LjQtE

 

Angee

xoxo

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THE APRIL WRITE 2012 – POETS OLYMPIAD – DAY 9 – WAITING

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Welcome to Day 9 of the 2012 April Write – the Poets Jubilee Olympiad.

Over the Easter weekend, I’m pleased to see that some of our April Writers have managed to find a few quiet moments to themselves and have been hard at work catching up on days they’ve missed.

Your title and topic for Day 9 of the April Write (as suggested by group member Flowetic Justice) is:

Please watch the video below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RbHfrY-vtY

I look forward to seeing what you come up with in response.

Angee.

xoxo

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THE APRIL WRITE 2012 – POETS OLYMPIAD – DAY 8 – FREE VERSE

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Welcome to Day 8 of the 2012 April Write – the Poets Jubilee Olympiad.

Today is a VERY special day. It’s a Free Verse day! Which means you are allowed to write a poem on whatever topic you feel a burning desire, need or inspiration to.

You may also continue on the same theme that another person has shared for today if you’d like to.

I hope you will have fun and really let loose with your creativity and share those poems you have been holding back so far this month.

But remember, no erotic poetry please, because we have a day reserved just for that, coming up soon!

Please watch the video and hear my piece called ‘My Little African Soul’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3Vo4YEuJV0

Day 8 of the April Write is a Free Verse Day, with no set topic to hold you back, post on this or any other theme you like.

Angee

xoxo

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THE APRIL WRITE 2012 – POETS OLYMPIAD – DAY 6 – INJUSTICE & RACISM

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Welcome to Day 6 of the April Write 2012 – the Poets Jubilee Olympiad.

Today, I’m most honoured to introduce Guest Host, Zita Holbourne, with her visual and audio inspiration.

Zita’s topic and your title for Day 6 of the 5th Annual April Write is “Injustice and Racism”

 

Please WATCH the video (link below), to hear Zita recite her poem and see her painting, which I hope will inspire your creativity today.

http://youtu.be/1tsfvD2hrq8

For the start of our new 5 day Olympic week, we move into WATER events and our first  Vent Friday.

Vent Friday’s are where you can write on what you are most passionate or angry about, to swim and dive into your deepest emotional depths.

As it’s a Vent Friday, please share your personal experiences or your thoughts and opinions on the subject of “Injustice and Racism”.


Angee

xoxo

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