Happy National Poetry Day 2021!
This year’s theme is ‘choice’ – and I’m afraid I’ve made a bad one, because while I’ve written a poem to mark this occasion (yay!) it is not on-theme (boo!).
Nevertheless, I’m sure the organisers won’t mind. After all, what is poetry if not about breaking and bending rules to suit our craft?
I’ve often thought of poetry as being something entwined in our lives and how we live them. The choices we make, the people we meet, and the poetry of place, for example. There are stories within stories, imagery aplenty and spaces and relationships brimming with emotion, sentiment and often, comedy.
We are surrounded by poetry in our everyday lives; living in a small UK city, I find there’s always poetry round the corner.
I choose poetry, because it’s everywhere.
With this in mind, here’s my latest poem; an ode, of sorts, to how poetry can be found in our lives every single day.
How many poetic words can you find?