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#WorldPoetryDay and the Poet in You

March 21, 2016 , , ,

Today is World Poetry Day, so twitter is all aflutter with haiku.  UNESCO is running a thread for pros and amateurs to enter the fun using the hashtag #tweetku.

There are some funny and inspiring poems flying around, and we see coffee houses where they are accepting poems for payment today.  This celebration has grown and become more popular since last year.  I urge you to join the creative fun, even if you are not feeling very poetic at this moment.  Read some of the other tweets for inspiration or just to tickle your funny bone.  I know that we are all poets because I write a poem each day for poetry month in April for #NaPoWriMo. I have no particular talent or style, but after 30 days of poetry I feel very accomplished and more creative.  I use original art or photography on my April poems to make them a little more interesting.  The important part is the practice rather than the poems themselves.  I am hoping to expand my subject matter again this year.  My first year was way too drippy, all about spirit, dreams, and tinkle tinkle reality..pretty dull and one dimensional.  Last year I did some new topics like my ancestor’s beheading at the Tower of London.  The art and the poem were infantile, but I did give it a whirl. Practice does not really make perfect in my case, but it does make psychological inroads into my own thinking and ability to write.  I am warming up for next month today:

Here is one I love, with a little pun:

Let the poet in you loose on the town today..or at least read some.



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Love that you wrote about this. I hadn’t realized it was World Poetry Day until I saw your headline. FYI> You are rockin’ talent in tweetku too!


Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

March 24, 2016

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