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World Poetry Day

Since records began, poetry has formed part of our oral tradition, connecting ideas across continents, cultures, civilisations and generations.  World Poetry Day, seeks to recognise the power of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind and to

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Penguins love poems!

Yesterday was National Poetry Day. Unfortunately, as is sometimes the way in a busy workplace, all our best intentions fell by the wayside as we dealt with a plethora of enquiries. We failed to blog (as planned) about poems we

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Limerick Day

Today is Limerick Day, the limerick being a form of (usually) humorous poem named after the Irish city. Why not celebrate by having a go at writing one of your own? Send it as a comment to this post, and

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Poem in your Pocket Day

Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day in the USA. The idea is simple – find a poem you like, stick a copy in your pocket and share it with friends during the day. We think it would be nice

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Robert Burns

Today is the birthday of the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Here is some information from the National Library of Scotland about him: http://digital.nls.uk/burns/index.htm And if you fancy a go at making haggis and other Burns Night cuisine: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/occasions/burns_night

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National Poetry Day

Today is National Poetry Day and this year’s theme is GAMES. There are lots of national and regional events taking place and you can find out what going on in your area by visiting this website. http://www.nationalpoetryday.co.uk In Portsmouth, the

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Junkyard Poet

TOTD was in the village of Lizio, Brittany, recently. Deciding to skip the local insectarium (apparently the cafe actually serves crickets and meal worms!), it was decided to pay a visit to the Poet Ferrailleur where you can watch extraordinary

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Portsmouth poems

New here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/hampshire/hi/people_and_places/arts_and_culture/newsid_9193000/9193148.stm about a new collection of poems about our home city. As wells as The News printing some, you can hear some here:http://www.expressfm.com/ (search for ‘poems’).

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Tatties and Neeps

Whip out the Haggis, prepare your tatties and neeps and raise a glass of whisky to Robert Burns for tonight is Burns night. Tonight Scotland (and the rest of the world) celebrates the life and works of their national poet.

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WriteExpress

This website will find you words that rhyme, with other words and save you time. If poetry you long to write,  Then try this site…. http://www.writeexpress.com Ok, not very good but hopefully you get the idea!

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