“When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.” – John F. Kennedy
Random Acts Of Poetry Day 🖊️ is coming up on October 4th!
Did you know…
- Poetry comes from the Greek word poiesis, which means “making”
- The Mahabharata is the longest poem (an epic), which usually takes about 8 hours to read; it has 200,000 verses
- Metromania is the compulsion to write poetry
In the replay you’ll find…
🖊️ The origin and official “definition” of poetry 🖊️ 13 Fun Facts 🖊️ 34 ways to celebrate Random Acts Of Poetry Day + additional resources 🖊️ Inspiration from Dead Poets Society 🖊️ Mission for spreading joy in public with poetry 🖊️ 100 places/objects to write and share poetry 🖊️ Visual inspiration/mood boards
This Week’s Mission
Write a poem and share it in public. (See your list of 100 ideas in your workbook!) Puns are bad but poetry is verse!