We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words. – John Fowles
March 21 is WORLD POETRY DAY and in celebration of it, why not give poetry a try? You might say that you’re not the master of your words (or even get past of getting the words out to play with), but that’s what these tiny word magnets of MAGNETIC POETRY MNL are for. :)
Magnetic Poetry is something that have been around for a long time already except that it’s quite elusive here in the Philippines. So two friends – Ariane Santos and Kara So Kua gave DIY a shot and made their own kits. After being successful at it, they decided to make their kits available online for sale for others like them who are interested in magnetic poetry. They have been making kits since December 2014 and has 8 different magnetic poetry kits to date.
Their 8 fun kits include 1) Starter Kit – to jumpstart your wordplay; 2) Tagalog – take out your inner “manunula”; 3) Game of Thrones – my personal favorite! Valar dohaeris!; 4) FRIENDS – a homage to one of the longest running sitcoms; 5) Wanderlust – when you’re not on the road, play with words; 6) LOLCat – Can I haz Cheezburgr?; 7) Foodie – Food and Words go well together (except when you’re hungry!); and 8) The Vow – perfect for those to be wed or just the love doves! Magnetic Poetry MNL’s Starter kit is sold at Php350 and the other kits at Php300.
A personal mantra. EXPLORE. One of my favorite words in the Wanderlust kit.
We found love in the sea and in the sand.
The Tagalog kit is best to take out all the HUGOT in your heart. #tellmewhereithurts
Or if you want to ‘fess it all up… but can’t do it personally. Say it with magnetic poetry. Be his or her tadhana.
Or if you’re like me who has food on her thoughts. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Words will do for now. Munching should be moderated.
And one of my favorite kits — the Game of Thrones kit.
King Joffrey approves.
And so the Mother of Dragons, the khaleesi herself – Daenerys Targaryen. Who’s excited for the upcoming season?!