World Poetry Day flooded our feeds with lyrical, creative verses and we were so here for it.
World Poetry Day is celebrated each year on March
Poetry has a way of bringing humanity together under the realization that no matter where we’re from, where we live, or what we’ve been through, humans relatively experience the same emotions throughout their lives. Emotions that shape our life like heartbreak, grief, love, growth, healing, and euphoria. These emotions that mould our experiences and perspectives are the very things we have in common. Ahead, 5 posts from World Poetry Day that made us thankful to be a poetry lover.
“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.”
― Cassandra Clare
1. Why Rupi Kaur Should be Celebrated on World Poetry Day via Bustle
For starters, we stan Rupi Kaur. The sensational way she has not only united people through poetry but also has introduced the world of poetry to millennials. She’s caught harsh controversy from critics, but when you’re busy trailblazing modern poetry for millions, haters gonna hate. This editor at Bustle lays it all out on how poetry and specifically Rupi Kaur changed her life.
2. Supporting the art via Academy of American Poets
Poets.org is a nonprofit organization that promotes and empowers poets and the art of poetry. This year they rounded up a slew of other foundations and festivals that benefit and encourage the poetry landscape.
3. Alison Malee Giveaway via Alison.Malee Instagram
Alison Malee is one of the poets we find ourselves going back to again, and again. Malee’s poetry is full of whimsical self-awareness. She’s currently hosting a giveaway on her Instagram account to celebrate the day. Go! Enter! G
4. Numbers, meet…Poetry? via Marketplace
In the spirit of World Poetry Day, even the not so typical suitors are getting in on the fun of poetry. Marketplace has a daily segment called “numbers”, where Marketplace gives its audience a quick summary of the stock market. Yesterday, they honored World Poetry Day in an unexpected way showing poetry is for everyone.
5. Poetry for Life via Little Infinite
Poetry for Life is something Little Infinite stands behinds and is one of our main messages here. Poetry has the ability to bring an untouched level of awareness for not only ourselves but to understand those around us better too. We want to know what Poetry for Life means to you. Comment on our prompt here, we’ll be featuring our favorite sentiments. Witnessing how our Little Infinite tribe is actively connecting with like-minded people through our community is the reason why we do it. Here, insight into what Poetry for Life means for us and others just like you. What does Poetry for Life mean to you? Tell us here!
“Poetry is a life-cherishing force. For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.”
― Mary Oliver
We encourage you to continue to celebrate through the weekend, and on throughout the year. If you’ve been wanting to write but can’t seem to put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) challenge yourself to simply start. (And check out our guide to beating writer’s block.) Share the love with your favorite poets, cozy up with a poetry book you’ve been wanting to connect with, send an empowering poem to a family member (or your BFF), or a love poem to your beau.