Poetry reviews: Lamentations on the joy of youth

MICHAEL DOM Cry My Beloved Country, Collection of Poems and Prose 1998 – 2018, Telly Orekavala, JDT Publishing, Port Moresby, February 2019, ISBN-13: 978-1797-08-275-2 Kindle Direct Publishing, USA, 76pp. Available on Amazon $3.59 THERE are many different ways to interpret a collection of poems and prose, and so writing about such a book, for me,Continue reading “Poetry reviews: Lamentations on the joy of youth”

Poetry reviews: persistent & emerging voices

Raymond Sigimet’s sparks of brilliance now and then set the page ablaze MICHAEL DOM Mirror On The Wall: selected poems, short stories and expositions by Raymond Muso Sigimet. JDT Publications, Port Moresby, 2018. 92 pp. ISBN-13: 978-1724-22-495-8. Amazon Books, paperback $7.41 A Window To My House: Collection of Poems by Raymond Muso Sigimet. JDT Publications,Continue reading “Poetry reviews: persistent & emerging voices”

God’s last stopping place. But what of Nutu?

“But when they came they hid you in the Book / And said you weren’t from around this place / We searched ’til we had nowhere else to look…” GREGORY BABLIS – posted on PNG Attitude blog ORO – I wrote this sonnet as I thought about some of the ideas arising from my interviewsContinue reading “God’s last stopping place. But what of Nutu?”

Vance Solmien laments for the land, for home and family

A poem entered in the Mini-Poetry 2022 Competition for World Environment Day Poem by Vance Solmien My Home, My Family What has happened to my home and my family? My heart is troubled and my soul laments in anguish and sorrow. My land is in bitter sorrow and mourning, In losing her beloved sons andContinue reading “Vance Solmien laments for the land, for home and family”

Rochelle Bokalen reminds us to love our Mama Graun

A poem entered in the Mini-Poetry 2022 Competition for World Environment Day Poem by Rochelle-Rhiannon Bokalen Mama Graun This place I live in Is a land ever green Blanketed with blue waters From which many islands adrift. From the highlands to the islands We embrace our tropical forests With towering trees, looming over the horizonsContinue reading “Rochelle Bokalen reminds us to love our Mama Graun”

Sagat Raings reminds us to praise God for this unique land

A poem entered in the Mini-Poetry 2022 Competition for World Environment Day Sagat Raings poem The land is unique Build your house, build your town, build your city Came fall the woodlands to a great city The wind swept the leaves making them speak The wind swept the grasses making them sing The land isContinue reading “Sagat Raings reminds us to praise God for this unique land”

A young poet from India entered our Mini-poetry 2022 Competition

Krishti Khandelwai, is an award winning 13 year old poet “I am Krishti Khandelwal a 13 years old girl from new Delhi, India. I love to pen down my thoughts into words. Writing has always fascinated me as it was something I always wanted to do, this season (Lockdown) I had created and shared myContinue reading “A young poet from India entered our Mini-poetry 2022 Competition”

A new poem for the 2022 election period

Yumi save laikim suga Michael Dom | Ples Singsing Writers & Associates Yumi Papua Niugini man-meri Yumi save laikim suga Laikim suga wantaim ti Laikim suga wantaim kopi Laikim suga long kaikai Laikim suga blong loli Laikim kola na pepsi Laikim swit moa Rum n’ Berry Laikim Kopiko na laikim Lipo Em igo stret wantaimContinue reading “A new poem for the 2022 election period”