Wednesday, March 21, 2007

World Poetry Day

Today is Poetry Day.

March 21st was proclaimed World Poetry Day in 1999 by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. The aim of the day is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world.

To mark the day I was going to put a little poem on my blog - but... I changed my mind!


Wilf said...

You -

Fox E Parker said...

My day has been full of words
Nothing beautiful to say
On this mundane putting-words-in-a box-again kind of way
Instead of carefully assembling them for Poetry Day.

Susan Abraham said...

I loved Addy's take. :-)

What poem are you thinking of today, Anita?

Jude said...

Ah, why no poem? Happy belated Poetry Day! Perhaps you'll post one some other time?

Anonymous said...

oh you made me laugh!
just swap that poem
for a bit of faff!

lol, candy

Anonymous said...

Anita, I have nominated you for a "Thinking Award" over on The Cedar Chest if you care to open it and find it. :)

Anita Marion Loughrey said...

Thanks to Addy and Sue for their ace poems. At least someone entered into the spirit of the day.

I know I should have added one too(or even a bit of faff) and I meant to come back and do it - but the moment seems to have passed me by now. Maybe another next year!

I must also say a big thank you to Ellie for giving me a thinking award. I have read the rules and plan to give it a try myself - hopefully in my next blog.

OK OK Here is my feeble attempt at poetry...

A Poem

A poem
Is a special thing,
It makes my heart
Leap and sing.
A few moments of joy
I hope to bring.

Oh dear, stop laughing now, Candy. That was my best attempt.

That Chick Over There said...

Aww! I had no idea. March 21st is my twins birthday. So it's a special day all around. :)

Dr.John said...

I suppose its your blog and you can change your mind.

Anita Marion Loughrey said...

You know what Dr John?

You are so right. It is MY blog and I can do whatever I like.

I feel so liberated now!


Anita Marion Loughrey said...

Happy belated birthday to the twins. Hope they had a wonderful day. How old were they?