Happy World Poetry Day!

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 Read more about the day, created by UNESCO, here. 

If you live in the U.K. you can buy  coffee w/a poem. Read more here. 

And if you’re feeling political and feisty, read:

Why poetry is the perfect weapon to fight Donald Trump – Nick Laird – The Guardian – 2/17/17

“To read poetry, to return to a space for second thoughts, for complexity, for empathy, for words that are not defensive or aggressive or divisive or belittling, renews a faith in language and stillness, and a courage in the possibilities of protest, of ‘speaking truth to power’. Poetry is always a form of political intervention, since it creates a reader who is interested in other people, in relations between experience and truth.”

and

19 things that rhyme with Trump to help inspire you this World Poetry Day – March 21, 2017 – The Irish News

or just read some cool poems, like this one by Czeslaw Milosz:

A Song on the End of the World
Czeslaw Milosz
Translated by Anthony Milosz
On the day the world ends
A bee circles a clover,
A fisherman mends a glimmering net.
Happy porpoises jump in the sea,
By the rainspout young sparrows are playing
And the snake is gold-skinned as it should always be.

 

 

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