Today is World Poetry Day and to celebrate we would like to invite you to share your poetry with us today.
Never written a poem before? Why not do so for the first time today? Published poet, unpublished poet; it doesn’t matter.
We want you to share your writing with us.
Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings.
Poetry is the mainstay of oral tradition and, over centuries, can communicate the innermost values of diverse cultures.
One of the main objectives of World Day is to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities.
The observance of World Poetry Day is also meant to encourage a return to the oral tradition of poetry recitals; to promote the teaching of poetry, to restore a dialogue between poetry and the other arts such as theatre, dance, music and painting, and to support small publishers and create an attractive image of poetry in the media, so that the art of poetry will no longer be considered an outdated form of art but instead one which enables society as a whole to regain and assert its identity.
In celebrating World Poetry Day we recognise the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind.