Poetic License: Sweet tweets greet #WorldPoetryDay
Here are just some of those attempts at poetic expression you can find under #WorldPoetryDay today.
Happy #WorldPoetryDay!— 50 Nerds of Grey (@50NerdsofGrey) March 21, 2016
Robots are red,
Mutants are blue,
Tribbles are sweet,
So is R2-D2.
Anything— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) March 21, 2016
can be a poem
if you just
keep hitting enter
Other poetry lovers are simply showing off their knowledge of great lyricism by quoting lines and verses from some of the greats.
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."— Penguin Books UK (@PenguinUKBooks) March 21, 2016
― Robert Frost#WorldPoetryDay
March 21 was declared World Poetry Day during UNESCO’s 30th session in Paris in 1999.
The aim of the international event is to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression.
Poets willing to share their work in public also have the chance to be rewarded with what every writer craves - caffeine. The #PayWithAPoem initiative was created by Austrian coffee company Julius Meinl to coincide with World Poetry Day.
Cafes around the world are allowing customers to pay for their coffee with a written or spoken poem.