The winner for the The annual Sprinng Literary Movement Poetry Contest (2019) is Adediran Adetutu who will be receiving Prizes include a N25,000 cash prize and a N10,000 gift card to shop at Roving Heights Bookstore.
Adetutu Adediran is a lover of poetry and everything art. She's a joint winner of PIN 10 Days poetry challenge and the Sprinng Literary Movement 2019 Poetry Writing Contest. She resides in Ile Ife.
Read the Winning Poem below.
THIS IS HOW WE DISAPPEAR BY Adediran Adetutu
This is how we disappear,
word by word,
line by line,
a sigh for a word,
till we become third person pronouns in our stories.
This is how we fade away,
when we lend ourselves to be
spoken in another man's language.
Congratulations Adediran Adetutu!
7/8/2019 03:41:52 pm
There is beauty in brevity and the poet definitely explored that beauty. Addressing a delicate yet quite important theme like "being authentic and being yourself" makes the brief piece a brilliant one.
13/8/2019 08:33:55 am
I totally agree with you.
Nuhu Favour M.
13/8/2019 03:02:28 am
13/8/2019 09:58:02 am
Hmmm ! So touching, that every rational should see to it the beauty of their language and the philosophy of speaking others language in fading away the: culture, norms and tradition. Through these lines I see many language scrapping !
13/8/2019 10:08:24 am
Wow. Nice poem! Congratulations to you. You deserve the win.
13/8/2019 10:52:11 am
Lovely indeed!!! It was worth the read.
13/8/2019 02:43:54 pm
This is beautiful. The deep philosophical message embedded in the lines...giving ourselves to the service of others. Congratulation Adediran
14/8/2019 09:54:31 am
I Love This Piece, Congratulations !!!!!!
14/8/2019 01:38:22 pm
In a search for a brave, succinct and apt account of how we lost it completely in African both in the past and at present, and how we remain a second citizen in the world today, (and if care is not taken even till tomorrow), is exactly what Adediran Adetutu's short poem has just done. Of course, the expression"...we lend ourselves to be spoken in another man's language" simply underlines the fact that the focal point of the poem is on the "lose of African languages" to the Whiteman's "English" but I dare tell you that the poem equally braves and bricks consciousness towards several other areas where we all lost our" identity" to the "Whites", especially, when we talk about our cultural heritage in Africa, as well as values, traditions and fashion among others.
15/8/2019 04:01:51 am
This is a concise and didactic poem that explores the beauty of language, the poet reminds us of the power of language and how we are truly invisible and minute without language. This poem gives me courage to tell my story, our story...it is some sort of empowerment to rewrite our history and keep it safe for posterity, so that we would not read our history to our children and wonder "is this a scene from the white man's benevolence ..did this really happen to us!..so congratulations to the winner , this win was deserving
20/8/2019 02:48:41 pm
27/2/2020 11:28:16 am
Aww lovely poem!
24/3/2020 11:58:01 am
good work,bringing copy to live
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