World Poetry Day

a poem
   is not
a poem
   until
you choose to share
until then
only
words
and thoughts
of which only you can care

until you
   speak
or
   offer sight
words are only words
impotent
restless
on the page
or screen
insignificant until heard

j.g.l.

March 21 is World Poetry Day,
a day for celebrating diversity,
language, and sharing. Declared
by UNESCO in 1999, the aim of
this day is to support linguistic
diversity with poetic expression
and increasing the opportunities
for endangered languages to be
heard. Today we read, write and
share poetry as a language unto
itself, regardless of dialogue or
accent. Today, more than ever
we need to share our voices,
share our words and our world.

03/21/2020                                                     j.g.l.

REMEMBER APRIL
IS POETRY MONTH

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