Today is World Poetry Day as celebrated by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization). On Twitter people are asking one another to share their favorite poems. While I love seeing and reading the variety and immersing myself in a cascade of poems, I am also troubled. We don’t ask parents to choose their favorite child, how can we ask readers to choose A favorite poem?
So rather than choose and share my own, I am going to retweet as many poems and posts as I can today to share the love of poetry and celebrate the poets and readers who come together to infuse life and meaning into the words.
While I cannot say these are my absolute favorites, I’ll share two that resonate with me very strongly today (below). HAPPY WORLD POETRY DAY! Do yourself a favor and savor a poem today! Or take the advice from this tweet I read this morning
Try it. Play with the words.
See where they land. See where they light.
TWO POEMS TO LINGER ON TODAY:
And one to listen to with loving ears and open heart: