Held every year on 21 March, World Poetry Day celebrates one of humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression and identity. Practiced throughout history – in every culture and on every continent – poetry speaks to our common humanity and our shared values, transforming the simplest of poems into a powerful catalyst for dialogue and peace.
World Poetry Day is the occasion to honour poets, revive oral traditions of poetry recitals, promote the reading, writing and teaching of poetry, foster
the convergence between poetry and other arts such as theatre, dance, music and painting, and raise the visibility of poetry in the media. As poetry continues to bring people together across continents, all are invited to join in.
In English 4 my son just completed a Poetry lesson – here’s a sample of a rewrite of a Byron Poem –
When We Two Parted
By George Gordon Byron, 188-1824
As we parted
I to the trenches; you to your home,
We parted with broken hearts
Which will last for however long,
We parted with tears and anger,
I never saw your face in such light before
As we parted,
I could only think of you.
Enjoy your day & a Poem Lisa