The AVBOB Poetry Competition | Poem Anthology

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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 tertiaswart@naledi.online 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: Lethwese ihlobo
Liphume ngokwesas’ ilanga, Lasibingelela ngemfudumalo yemisebe, Kwalilizel’ izihlonono kwahub’ izinyoni, Imvelo yahlokoma ngentakaso, Amahlung’ aluhla...

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Poem title: Izimvu zisele dengwane
Uwahlwanyelil' amazw' okuphil' emphakathini, Emphakathin' obugubuzelw' ifu lokona, If' elimnyama labonakala liya ngokuqhela, Kwavel' ilanga lakhanyisa...

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