UNESCO World Poetry Day

UNESCO World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day
comes the dawn
of an anointed day
with a magic so ordinary
it blinds us
to the poetry
of each that came before

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6 Responses to “UNESCO World Poetry Day”


  1. 2 mbjesq 24 March 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Yes. Total crap, but minimal investment. One of the two minutes it took me to write was spent engineering the final line to be mildly ambiguous among dawns, days, magical acts, and people. I know that seems like a lot of time for such a sophomoric poem; but take into account that I type with only three fingers.

    I hadn’t even known it was World Poetry day until my friend, Emily Davis, pointed it out. But it seemed to be in the spirit of the celebration to offer a poem about World Poetry Day, even a lame one, rather than to announce it in prose. And I’m only moderately humiliated. After all, most attempts at poetry suck; so why shouldn’t mine.

    Unfortunately, my inability to turn-out a decent poem puts me solidly in the mainstream. Fortunately, the ever-astonishing work of the few real poets among us more than compensates for the cringe-worthy garbage with which the rest of us litter the literary landscape when the mood strikes us.

    MBJ

  2. 3 Another Artist 25 March 2010 at 12:27 pm

    A friend of mine forewent the prose
    to his surprise, a poet rose
    he thinks it lame
    some might agree
    but me thinks
    new talent grows.

  3. 4 millyonair 27 March 2010 at 10:32 am

    I once knew a poet named Mark
    Who posted a poem for a lark.
    He thought it lacked merit,
    Then munched on a carrot
    And turned on the lights after dark.

    That’s my attempt at a 60-second poem. I think yours is better.

  4. 5 Donna 27 March 2010 at 7:42 pm

    My poetic appreciation leveled off at “There’s a wocket in my pocket”. Comparatively, you come off as a three fingered genius.

  5. 6 Liz 1 June 2010 at 5:23 am

    Very good I should say…


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