Bruce Horick presents The Canopy King

A poem entered in the Mini-Poetry competition for World Environment Day 2022 Matchie’s Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei) is listed as an endangered species. In Papua New Guinea, one organization that works to save these endemic species of marsupials from further loss is the Tenkile Conservation Alliance. You can read more about TCA here and contributeContinue reading “Bruce Horick presents The Canopy King”

Ples Singsing is proud to bring you the winning poems of the Mini-Poetry Competition for World Environment Day 2022

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THESE YOUNG WOMEN POETS First place winning poem by Fiada Kede Poem #01 Tok Pisin translation preferred by the judge Em i wok lon draun Olain! Olain! Yupela i lukim ol mak nogut? long antap tru blo Blu igodaun lo aninit tru blo Blu Blupela Pasifika i wok lon draun Draun insaitContinue reading “Ples Singsing is proud to bring you the winning poems of the Mini-Poetry Competition for World Environment Day 2022”

TOKSAVE – JUDGES VERDICT IS IN FOR THE MINI-POETRY COMPETITION FOR WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

Here is what our poetry judge for this year’s mini-poetry contest had to say to Ples Singsing and the participating poets. Thank you, Michael, and Ples Singsing for asking me to judge this competition. I hope I have completed my task to your expectations.  I am a great admirer of Ples Singsing, of your determinationContinue reading “TOKSAVE – JUDGES VERDICT IS IN FOR THE MINI-POETRY COMPETITION FOR WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY”

I froze & Yangpela Marit – two new poems

Raymond Sigimet | Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG Attitude I Froze It happened so quickly that initial shock and I am arrested by my helplessness my failure to prevent and I froze … I pitched a scream I reached out flailing, but in vain it happened so fast I failed to prevent and I frozeContinue reading “I froze & Yangpela Marit – two new poems”

TOKSAVE – The entries for Mini-poetry Competition on World Environment Day 2022 are now being judged

Well done to the twenty-one entrants who are participating this year. Assessment of the poems is made by ‘blind-judging’ of poems sent without the author names and details. Although six entrants have not provided their identification, there is still time for them to remedy that, so please do. With the ID photo’s Ples Singsing canContinue reading “TOKSAVE – The entries for Mini-poetry Competition on World Environment Day 2022 are now being judged”

A poem tribute to Late Honorable Sam Basil

Gone too soon By Richard Napam A star has fallen An eagle has fallen A light has gone out, Gone too soon. Gone are the dreams you had for us, Dreams for a Nation of thousand tribes Dreams that united millions But you are gone Gone too soon. Words are meaningless to express Express howContinue reading “A poem tribute to Late Honorable Sam Basil”

Because, I Am My Father’s Son

By Tarali Tarlzen Hibuya posted on Huli Culture Am not that offcut, halfcut or quartercutI am proud Hela Product!Because, I am my father’s son. Am pure born and bred Hela!In good, to celebrate with Hela!In bad, to die with Hela!Because, I am my father’s son! You can mock and shame me.You can stereotype and generalize me.YouContinue reading “Because, I Am My Father’s Son”

The voice of Michael Dom: political, powerful, connected

Review by Martyn Namorong – PNG Attitude Blog O Arise!: Poems on Papua New Guinea’s Politics & Society by Michael Dom, 54 pp. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 2015. ISBN-10: 1512039381. Available in hardcopy from Amazon, $5.40 WHAT is a Papua New Guinean writer but a warrior continuing the proud traditions of their ancestors, firing arrowsContinue reading “The voice of Michael Dom: political, powerful, connected”

The third Mini-poetry Competition for World Environment Day – Coming soon!

Making waves in 2021 with Tongan poet Karlo Mila na tanim tokpisin wantaim Benjamin Mane long 2020 LAST year, there were very few entrants in the mini-poetry competition, only four entrees actually, but that was a step up from the first contest, for which we had only one entrant. Maybe the number of entrees wasContinue reading “The third Mini-poetry Competition for World Environment Day – Coming soon!”