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World Poetry Day 2021: Purpose, Theme, History

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World Poetry Day 2021: Purpose, Theme, History

World Poetry Day is observed on 21st March every year to order to recognise the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind.

World Poetry Day Purpose

  • One of the main objectives of the Day is to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities.

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World Poetry Day: History

  • in the year 1999, UNESCO adopted 21 March as World Poetry Day during its 30th General Conference in Paris in order to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression.

World Poetry Day: Quotes

  • Always be a poet, even in prose. – Charles Baudelaire
  • Poets are shameless with their experiences: they exploit them. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, homesickness, lovesickness. – Robert Frost

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  • You must have a certain amount of maturity to be a poet. Seldom do sixteen-year-olds know themselves well enough. – Erica Jong
  • Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity. – William Wordsworth
  • Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal. – T.S. Eliot

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