So declared the UN in 1999 that March 21 would be known and celebrated as World Poetry Day, in case anybody is interested in the doings of that discredited body.
They have high aims for it:
One of the main objectives of the Day is to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities.
The observance of World Poetry Day is also meant to encourage a return to the oral tradition of poetry recitals, to promote the teaching of poetry, to restore a dialogue between poetry and the other arts such as theatre, dance, music and painting, and to support small publishers and create an attractive image of poetry in the media, so that the art of poetry will no longer be considered an outdated form of art, but one which enables society as a whole to regain and assert its identity.
If you’d like to honor the day, here are some places to read some, ahem, good poetry.
- Cloudburst Syndicated Poetry
- UPLift, Your Day to Shine
- Preacher’s Files Forum
- Biblical Notes Christian Poetry
- Believing Prayer
If you know of other sites with good poetry, please include them in the comments area below.