Thursday, 4 October 2012

It's National Poetry Day

The 4th of October is Poetry Day.
I hope you’ve all taken the time
To ensure that your writing and clever word play
Is exploding with rhythm and rhyme.

Write your daily to do list in long ballad form
Leave the milkman a note in Haiku
Your sonnet style emails will go down a storm.
Why not tweet out a tanka or two.

I’m trying to make sure I talk all in rhyme
Using couplets and triplets galore
But I wish it was over til next year this time
Cause I can’t keep it up any more.

I'll give virtual chocolates and wine
For comments with rhythm and rhyme! 

[OK and all right, it was only a joke
Tho I know blogger land's full of poetry folk.]

You can find out more about National Poetry Day at their website


  1. Oh, what a fun post! The first thing that popped into my mind is something I used to say when I was a kid:

    I'm a poet,
    And don't know it,
    But my feet show it...
    They're Longfellows.

    (Groan.) Sorry.

  2. Well Ros, that was a great post,
    Your rhyme continued past its due,
    But what I like the most,
    Is that it was penned by you!

    Always love reading your stuff :-)

  3. I've spent the morning with some poets
    Reading out their stuff,
    But now it's time to pen my lines
    They all come out as guff ...

  4. It's not easy to pen a rhyme
    I find they take way too much time

  5. I wish that I could also jot,
    A clever poem of note.
    I'll still give it all I've got,
    By wishing you a Happy Sukkot.

    Loved your poem, and I'm still laughing at Susan's! Sorry about mine! Julie

  6. Hi, Rosalind! Happy National Poetry Day!

    Sorry, no poem from me. Not today.

  7. Oh my goodness,I didn't know
    I must be getting rather slow
    It's poetry day in the UK
    we have to speak in ryhmme
    I'd try my best like all the rest
    but I haven't got the time.

    Great post Ros glad I don't have to respond like that!!

  8. I'd no idea that today
    Is National Poetry Day.
    I've not the time
    To think in rhyme
    But maybe today, I'll try.

  9. Tears and depression. Make sad poetry.

    That's the only time I can write it. So that's not very often.

    Hugs and chocolate,

  10. I wrote quite a lot of poetry when I was younger - mostly free verse, but a few parodies of things using Twas the Night... that were fun. Nothing in me today though!

  11. Happy, happy Poetry Day!
    May all your troubles stay far away!
    Even if they don't
    I'll still gladly say
    Happy, happy Poetry Day!

    (I never said I was good.)

  12. rubbish it is not
    you even have a plot
    always fun to wordplay
    Happy National Poetry Day

    very enjoyable post

  13. Great post! I'm absolutely hopeless with poetry, so I think I'll leave it to those who can :)

  14. I'm just loving all your poetic replies. Hmmm! I must do this more often... Joking!!

  15. I write a poem or two occasionally
    but know nothing about poetry.
    In fact, the word "tanka" I need to look up.
    Could it be a sexual pose or some type of truck?

    Well, that had no rhythm and didn't quite rhyme.
    Can I use the excuse that it's a tough time?

    PS Thanks for your sweet words on my blog.


  16. Hi Ros .. well you generated some fun - and I love your poem - and now I've a year to practise, which I most definitely need ..

    Cheers Hilary


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