Today is World Poetry Day – March 21

The theme for World Poetry Day 2023 is “Always be a poet, even in prose.” This famous line of verse by French poet Charles Baudelaire emphasizes the importance of creativity and beauty in all forms of writing, not just poetry.

On World Poetry Day, people all around the world celebrate poetry through various events, such as poetry readings and performances.

There are many ways to get involved, including sharing your favorite poems – whether your own poetry or the work of others – or attending poetry events. Check out local listings for open mic nights or recitals.

We are poets
and we know it
Invite others to join
so we can grow it.

Test your knowledge of better known world poets and poetry by taking this simple quiz.

One simple way to celebrate World Poetry Day is to read the poems of some of your favorite poet bloggers. Drop them a line and let them know if one of their poems particularly speaks to you.

46 thoughts on “Today is World Poetry Day – March 21”

  1. Sounds delightful, Joanna. Hope you have the time to peruse one of your favorite poets while you drink it. I will be enjoying cardaman green tea with a girl friend later this morning when she stops by for a visit.

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          1. I just read your comments, Joanna and Pat! I just can’t believe it. Both of you have put me on such a high pedestal that I think it’s more than getting a literary award. I feel humbled and honoured. You made my day. I’ll cherish every word of yours. Thank you both from the bottom of my heart!

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  2. I love the theme of this World Poetry Day, Always be a poet, even in prose, because I write mostly in prosaic form. I celebrate this day almost every day by reading poetry by fellow bloggers like you. Thanks for sharing it.

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