World poetry Day is is celebrated on 21st March annually around the world. It is the day to support and appreciate the poets and to spread the awareness about the importance of poetry in the arts and cultural values. World Poetry Day is an international observance however it is not celebrated as a public holiday.
The initiative of World Poetry Day was taken by UNESO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) back in 1999 recognizing the important role of poetry played in the arts and cultural values of the world. Since after the day is being celebrated each year.
The main purpose of World Poetry Day is to encourage the reading, writing and teaching of poetry throughout the world. There is no doubt in the argument that historically in each continent poetry has played a significant role in the arts and cultural values of the nations.
Poetry is a beautiful way of expression that speaks about the common humanity and shared values. Historically the best of poems have also played an important role for dialogue and peace among different nations.
Poetry can also help young people to reconnect with their roots and change the way they look at their place in the world.
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World Poetry Day Quotes:
- A poet is a verb that blossoms light in gardens of dawn, or sometimes midnight.
- Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
- Poetry looking in the mirror sees art and art looking in a mirror sings poetry.
- Breathe in experience, breath out poetry.
- Poetry is a window onto the breath-taking diversity of humanity.
- Poetry is a language at its most distilled and most powerful.
- Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.
- Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and the raising of consciousness.
How to Celebrate World Poetry Day:
World poetry day should must be celebrated in full esteem to express the importance of poetry in the arts and cultural values of the nations. The events and seminars should be arranged in public gatherings to highlight the significant role played by the world famous poets in the history.
Poetry evenings should also be organized and poets should be invited to express their poetry.
Poetic literature books should also be distributed by the officials to keep revival of the poetic sense in the general public. Campaigns on the social and electronic media should be initiated to spread the maximum awareness about the day.
William Shakespeare most Famous poem “All the World’s a Stage”
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.
At first, the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.
Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school.
And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress’ eyebrow.
Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon’s mouth.
And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part.
The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound.
Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
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