#BLOGTOBER DAY 4 – National Poetry Day
Thanks to #blogtober, now I know that 4th of October is National Poetry Day in the UK.
What is National Poetry Day?
National Poetry Day is an annual celebration that inspires people throughout the UK to enjoy, discover and share poems. Everyone is invited to join in, whether by organising events, displays, competitions or by simply posting favourite lines of poetry on social media using #nationalpoetryday.
National Poetry Day was founded in 1994 by the charity Forward Arts Foundation, whose mission is to celebrate excellence in poetry and increase its audience. The Day enjoys the support of the BBC, Arts Council England, the Royal Mail and leading literary and cultural organisations, alongside booksellers, publishers, libraries and schools.
My favourite poet of all time is William Shakespeare. He was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist.
to celebrate this day, I am sharing with you one of my favourite Sheakspears sonnets from Romeo & Juliet:
The Romeo and Juliet Prologue: A Sonnet
Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life;
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents’ strife.
The fearful passage of their death-mark’d love,
And the continuance of their parents’ rage,
Which, but their children’s end, nought could remove,
Is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.
Happy National Poetry Day everyone! Can not wait to see who is your favourite poet 🙂
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