Whether you like a sonnet, haiku, limerick, ode, ballad, ode or free verse you have much to choose from. Today was created in 1999 by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Poetry does move people, sometimes even nations. It can change minds, hearts and the reasons to believe in something. It can deal with any subject, controversy or simply love. (Not that love is simple) And many poems that were relevant a hundred years ago are still relevant today.
How to celebrate – Write some poetry of your own. Discover who your favorite poet is. Learn how many poems get turned into songs.