8th October 2015 National Poetry Day
National Poetry Day was founded in 1994 by William Sieghart, and is now in it’s 21st year. From 1999 onwards, National Poetry Day has had a theme, the theme is not strict but the idea of having one is to provide inspiration.
2013: Water, water everywhere
2009: Heroes and Heroines
2005: The Future
2000: Fresh Voices
1999: Song Lyrics
The theme is this year’s National Poetry Day is Light.
“The Sun Never Says Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky” Hafez
If you would like to get involved use #nationalpoetryday #thinkofapoem
Here is the link to a wonderful anthology of poems all related to this year’s theme http://www.forwardartsfoundation.org/national-poetry-day/what-is-national-poetry-day/
Happy reading 🙂