The AVBOB Poetry Competition | Poem Anthology


The AVBOB Poetry Anthology: I Wish I’d Said

I Wish I'd Said, the print anthology that captures the essence of the annual AVBOB Poetry Competition, is available in four collectible volumes, which, together, contain hundreds of original poems in all 11 of our mother tongues. What better way to learn to write a winning poem? It is through reading the works of other poets that we make our own journey from beginner… to master.

Order the highly collectible Volume 4 of I Wish I'd Said now. SMS the word 'POEM' to 48423 (at a standard cost of R1.50 per SMS) to have it posted to you at a total cost of R240. You can also order yours by e-mailing Tertia on or phoning 078 648 8616, or find it on the shelves of most good book stores.

Click to download: PDF info sheet for ‘Volume 4’ of I Wish I’d Said

Poem title: Ngiyingqongqo
Ngiyingqongqo eyaziwayo, Ngiphephezel' uphaph' ekhanda, Kuhle kweNdlondlo ngiyakhonya, Ngithwel' umqhele ekhanda, Kuhle kukaZulu ngiyanqoba, Ngiyisite...

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Poem title: VANA VANGA
Nkarhi wa mina wu fikile, Nkarhi wa ku mi siya emisaveni. Loko ku fika nkarhi lowu, Ndza swi vona ku vutomi a byi komile ngopfu. Masiku ma fambile ndz...

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