New Zealand blogger and writer, Ineke, from I scrap 2 and blogger, Amanda, from Something to Ponder About in Australia are jointly hosting the A and I Poetry Challenge in English and in Afrikaans, in the WordPress community.
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.
How on earth does one write a poem in the shape of a heart? This really baffled me until I found the answer on the website https://www.festisite.com listed by the challenge providers as a possible source of inspiration. Love this site. Using their software, I created this poem in Afrikaans (titled Eerste Liefde). The English version, loosely translated, is at the bottom.
It’s a little bit syrupy and silly, but come on, so is drawing little hearts in your workbooks in grade school!
The Afrikaans poem in an “easier to read” format:
This was, once again great fun, Ineke and Amanda 😄