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Days tagged as Poetry

Poem on Your Pillow Day

Poem on Your Pillow Day

Dates

The first Tuesday of every May
  • 2nd May, 2017
Poetry is one of the oldest arts in the world, and on May 2nd Poem on Your Pillow Day sets out to start or finish your day with just a little dash of the magic of poetry. Today is a great day to discover or rediscover the charm of the written word -... [read more]

Random Acts of Poetry Day

Random Acts of Poetry Day

Dates

  • 7th Oct, 2017
  • 7th Oct, 2016
  • 7th Oct, 2015
“Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.” - Audre Lorde As long as there has been language, there has... [read more]

Limerick Day

Limerick Day

Dates

12th May each year
There was a young fellow named Lear Who invented Limericks, we hear, so now we converse in humorous verse on Limerick Day every year Named for the Irish city of Limerick, this much loved verse form was popularised by Edward Lear (not invented alas, but... [read more]

Poetry At Work Day

Poetry At Work Day

Dates

The Second Tuesday in January
  • 12th Jan, 2017
  • 12th Jan, 2016
  • 13th Jan, 2015
An ode to...the time clock? The assembly line? The office computer? The poem may need some work, but this is what Poetry At Work Day is all about - finding the beauty in your job and putting it into some form of artful prose. Every day in our jobs we... [read more]

World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day

Dates

21st Mar each year
Poetry Day is a celebration of poetry for everyone, everywhere: from assemblies, bus queues to hospitals and zoos. It’s a day when poetry takes to the streets. It’s a chance for you to use poetry to say things that can't be said in prose. [read more]

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Dates

  • 27th Apr, 2017
  • 21st Apr, 2016
  • 30th Apr, 2015
A twist of verse, a flurry of metaphor, and just a dash of simile. These few elements can come together to help paint images in words and sound, they can twist the heart and make it bleed sorrow, or loose the chains from a burdened soul. Poem In Your Pocket... [read more]