World Poetry Day
World Poetry Day is observed next on Thursday, March 21st, 2024 (298 days from today).
Poetry is sometimes likened to a fresh breeze blowing into our souls, an endless source of inspiration to help many people overcome the negative things that appear in this life. Each word in the poem will help each learner feel, listen and understand everything around.
Poetry is not only a conversation between generations but also contains many confidants, life values and life lessons...
World Poetry Day is held on March 21 every year to honor the profound human values conveyed through each poem around the world. This is also the occasion when people emphasize that poetry is a way to help us express our feelings to everything around us. Not only emotions, but we can also use poetry to convey a multitude of social themes.
In fact, World Poetry Day is just an excuse for those who are interested in Poetry one more time to relax and be moved with beautiful poems and poets who speak in the way of the great Russian poet, Aleksandr Pushkin, "not a rhyme".
History of World Poetry Day
Twenty-two years ago (1999) at the 30th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) decided to celebrate World Poetry Day on 21- 3 annually.
"Poetry - in the UNESCO decision - can answer the most pressing and profound questions of modern man - but to do so needs to attract as much as possible the general attention of society. In addition, World Poetry Day needs to create more opportunities for people to know more about small publishers who have tried to bring to readers the creations of modern poets, more known literary clubs are reviving the eternal tradition of the lively poetic word".
For the first time, World Poetry Day was celebrated in Paris, where UNESCO is headquartered. Since then, although the tradition is still short, World Poetry Day has generally been known in many countries, although not everywhere the festival also takes place on March 21.
Poet, it's not just a profession or a career. It is a vocation. Another famous man, Benjamin Johnson, once said, "Not everyone who writes poetry is also a poet...” Because, poetry - it's not just words that rhyme. It is no coincidence that the Spanish poet Leon Felipe once, in his grief, defined the following definition of true poetic value:
Break the poem up word by word.
Throw the category now,
Even the mind is thrown away, don't be afraid.
Then from the wind.
If then there's still something
A true poet never compromises with rhymes, rhymes, and even words. A true poet is never attached to fame, even though we, as the famous Nguyen Cong Tru once wrote, "Have trotted body in heaven and earth / Must have a name with mountains and rivers ...” The poet, in the words of the "golden boy" of twentieth-century Russian poetry Sergei Esenin, "is one who does not intrude on the truth of life...".
Truth and perfection of poetic art that is the boundless craving of true poets. French writer Victor Hugo had many reasons to say: "I'd rather be booed for good verses than applauded for bad verses...” And poets create verses not for mundane, mundane motives, but for great and sometimes, more incomprehensible and nobler reasons.
After all, in the words of Plato: "If a poet wants to be a true poet, he must create myths, not make arguments...”
How to celebrate World Poetry Day?
On World Poetry Day, you are encouraged to look up any poetry books you can read: Mario Benedetti, Pablo Neruda, Bécquer, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Federico García Lorca, César Vallejo, Gabriela Mistral o Jaime Gil de Biedma, They are recommended by many organizations. They are classics so it's good if you get lost at some point in your life.
"Love and Abomination" de Miss Bebi: If you are young and you like poetry, you might like this book very much. Frida editions edited it and is has 202 pages. Topics such as feminism, youth, prejudice, etc., are interwoven between verse and verse.
"The sad story of your body than mine" de Marwan: This is a book about "emotional territory" and "social territory", desire for improvement and lust for the flesh, hard difficult to get truth and understanding between the two, and by extension, sadly distant social justice. A highly recommended book if you want to enjoy good and topical rhymes.
"The Silence of the Beasts" de Unai Velasco: The author won the National Youth Poetry Prize and about him the jury said the following: "A creative book, bet on a critical poem where irony is not opposed to avant-garde notes and to solid cultural and literary references".
It's hard to write an article dedicated to World Poetry Day and not write such quirky poems. But, test your ability by composing your own poems according to your feelings. Share them and share your favorite poems on social media with the hashtag #WorldPoetryDay with a positive message spreading the love of poetry to those around.
ObservedWorld Poetry Day has been observed annually on March 21st.
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