We all have various feelings about ourselves, but this critique is to describe some very basic ones as in the feelings of joy, charity, happiness, and faith. As the crayon leaves its marks we all leave our own. In joy we can feel what...
Seasons of Change
Seasons of change and what does that mean to you? Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter to some, but again Birth, Youth, Adult and the Older Adult and wondering--
So, what is critique. In just a few words in review. Critiques are summaries and comments of selected works in many genres. My idea is to share a poem describing the term 'critique'.
What is Black Friday?
So, what is Black Friday? This is a day set aside for the first day of the Christmas Shopping days. The day after Thanksgiving we all seem to rush out to the many sales that the stores are putting on in order for us to try and save on all the big-ticket items that may or may not be Christmas presents for whomever. Always in a way will be a Day of Infamy.
Marriage and Family
What is Marriage and Family? To me marriage and family is really all about being cooperative in these various ways. M is for meeting or trying to meet each other needs.
A Review of Okot P' Bitek’s ‘Song of Lawino and Song of Ocol’
Song of Lawino is an epic poem written by Ugandan poet Okot p' Bitek. First published in 1966 in Luo then translated into other languages, including English. Song of Lawino has become one of the most widely read literary works originating from sub-Saharan Africa that addresses the issues facing a liberated Africa. The poem poses a question: what kind of liberation should Africa take on? Should it honor its traditions, or should it adopt the European values that were already set in place during colonialism? Okot p'Bitek addresses this question by telling the story of Lawino, a woman whose husband, Ocol, throws her out of their home and brings home a more Europeanized woman as a wife. The story is told as a dialogue between Lawino and Ocol. The poem itself is separated into different sections or Chapters, each one detailing the social problems facing Lawino and Ocol in their marriage, their differences, and their value systems.
"The Craft of Storytelling: Insights from a Short Story Writing Class"
In today's short story writing class, we were treated to an inspiring lecture by our instructor, Ali. He passionately conveyed the idea that words are the most fundamental tools of a writer, much like a musician's instrument, a painter's canvas, or a sculptor's chisel. Ali emphasized that words are the building blocks of a writer's art, and through them, writers create a deep connection with their readers.
"Where is Paradise?" - Africa Questions
"Where is Paradise?" - Africa Questions Africa, often referred to as the "Cradle of Humanity," has always captivated explorers, adventurers, and dreamers with its mystique and allure. It's a continent of astounding diversity, both in terms of its landscapes and its people. For many, Africa is nothing short of paradise, a place where dreams are realized and memories are etched into the soul.
What's That Sound?
I have called you all here today to talk about the art of onomatopoeia. For those of you unsure, an onomatopoeia is the written version of a sound or the formation of a word from a sound associated with its name. Some of my favourite examples of onomatopoeia are beep, honk, and click.
The Power of Poetry
Philip Sidney’s “An Apology for Poetry” reveals the power of poetry to inspire virtue. He sees learning as a way to improve both mind and character. Poetry, for Sidney, connects feelings and will to this improvement, healing music for the soul.
Okay, this was inspired by another writer, Cendrine Marrouat, who created a page where people who admired her work could find links to all the other stories published on Vocal, including her Top Stories.
A few months ago, I participated in the 'Dancing with Distraction' acrostic poem challenge here on Vocal. One of my submissions, "The Snapper and My Confidence," actually got Top Story, which was so very cool! Moreover, it received a lot of very kind comments.