Poetry has been around for centuries and it continues to be going strong. Poetry is mainly written down now and performed, but it used to be only spoken and performed since there was no way of writing in the beginning of history. Poetry started as a way to share stories and legends with each other. However, it evolved more until poets started sharing their innermost thoughts and feelings about their life or some scenery they happened upon.
There isn’t a perfect definition of what poetry is. This is due to the fact that each and every poet is unique and has their own way of writing. There are poets like William Shakespeare, who is known for his sonnets and love stories. On the other hand, you have poets like Dr. Seuss, who is known for the rhyming children books like Green Eggs and Ham. There are also poets like Terrance Hayes that uses the sonnet in a modern way while discussing topics that are very touchy in today’s day and age, such as race and sexuality. Due to the amazing variety of topics and poets, there is a poem for everyone, even if one hasn’t found it yet.
Interesting fun ways to celebrate Poets Day
Check out a poet you haven’t looked at before
Write your own poem
Watch Dead Poets Society
Attend a local poetry slam
How Poets Day Unites People
Poets Day allows everyone to connect with others that they may not have known they shared a bond with otherwise. Connect with a poet through literature, a local event or someone you know. Today is the day to Celebrate Poets!
Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham
Sonnet 18 by David Tenant
Terrance Hayes reading from 'American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin'