Ensuring the literary embers still burn bright

Despite the setbacks and difficulties, sparkling embers still burn in the fireplace of Papua New Guinean literature. Rait ples, rait papagraun, rait pipol. Right place, right heritage, right people. In Tok Pisin rait is also ‘write’ – Keith Jackson MICHAEL DOM – posted on PNG Attitude blog LAE – Around the middle of June, Ples Singsing Writers &Continue reading “Ensuring the literary embers still burn bright”

Dominica Are & her Prized Possessions

HAZEL KUTKUE| Sipikriva Girl Blog | Photographs by Dominica Are ‘Prized Possessions: A Collection of Poetry’by Dominica Are, paperback, 132 pages. Independently published, March 2020. ISBN-13 979-8622956454. Available here from Amazon for $US8.73 BRAUN – Poetry makes for beautiful literature. Sipikriva Girl, despite not entirely embracing poetry, had the opportunity to speak to 34-year old writer, poet andContinue reading “Dominica Are & her Prized Possessions”

Dom’s poetry receives Pacific praise

FAUMUINA FELOLINI MARIA TAFUNA’I| Flying Geese Productions CHRISTCHURCH – Poet Michael Dom’s two newest books are being praised for their illumination of life in Papua New Guinea and as a “treasure chest of a special type of poetry”. Dried Grass over Rough Cut Logs and 26 Sonnets: Contemporary Papua New Guinean Poetry were launched this month. Veteran writer ProfessorContinue reading “Dom’s poetry receives Pacific praise”

Blake Giyomwanauri imagines the loss of the Pig-nosed Turtle

A poem entered in the Mini-Poetry competition for World Environment Day, 2022 “The pig-nosed turtle (Carettochelys insculpta), also known as the pitted-shelled turtle or Fly River turtle, is a species of turtle native to northern Australia and southern New Guinea. It is the only living member of the family Carettochelyidae, which are related to softshell turtles.” (Wikipedia). The turtle features on the five-toea coin. “In Australia, the turtle suffersContinue reading “Blake Giyomwanauri imagines the loss of the Pig-nosed Turtle”

Rebecca Budiara celebrates our oceanic paradise

A poem entered in the Mini-Poetry competition for World Environment Day, 2022 Meet Gladys Habu of Solomon Islands (Picture below), who’s story features at GenOcean. GenOcean is the official campaign of the UN Ocean Decade 2021-2030, made possible with generous support from the Government of Japan. Campaign managed by Reelmedia Film Ltd. www.reelmediafilm.com Ocean – MyContinue reading “Rebecca Budiara celebrates our oceanic paradise”

Saya Atase hears Mother Earth

A poem entered in the Mini-Poetry competition for World Environment Day, 2022 What are you doing? Where are you going? My child What are you doing? Where are you going? I sculptured lush rainforests for you Scattered them skillfully on your mountain tops to the flat plains Graciously So you can breathe so you canContinue reading “Saya Atase hears Mother Earth”

Naomi Dubabagi’s poetic note from Mother-Earth

A poem entered in the Mini-Poetry competition for World Environment Day, 2022 THE MOTHER-EARTH The land, the birth giver The sea once sanitary Life-giver, she remains Now filled with thick crude oil Yet we toil We fear we might be short-lived All she offers As marine life starts disappearing We use her The soil onceContinue reading “Naomi Dubabagi’s poetic note from Mother-Earth”

Bosco Uraliu gives us a father’s advice, poetically

A poem entered in the Mini-Poetry competition for World Environment Day, 2022 A Father’s Advice on Land The excellent photo below was taken by Sydney Bahrt / Science Photo Library A Father’s Advice on Land In the cover of childhood innocence, With a mind ever so stainless, Instilled, is a father’s wisdom, A sincere guideContinue reading “Bosco Uraliu gives us a father’s advice, poetically”

Three young students give us their take on World Environment Day 2022

The three poem entrees were sent in by Ms. Patricia Martin from Port Moresby International School. Ms. Martin is an English/Literature teacher who also engages in national and international poetry and writing competitions. Ples Singsing is proud to have captured the attention of POMIS through this mini-poetry competition and we look forward to reading moreContinue reading “Three young students give us their take on World Environment Day 2022”