Be it romance or sorrow, poems are the best medium to portray your emotions. As many would agree, poems are at once fiercely private and astonishingly public. They tell you that your sorrows are not unique, and neither the experience that you are going through.
The rhythm of the tongue brings wordless music into the air; it is in poetry that the human essence is refined to such ritualistic purity. It's in the steady beats, the sonorous rise-and-fall of speech; for a moment it appears as if all the mysteries of the world have unlocked themselves to our private view.
In order to celebrate these works, every year World Poetry Day is celebrated on March 21. The day was adopted in 1999 during UNESCO’s 30th session held in Paris. Apart from celebrating the diversity, one of the main objectives of the day is to offer endangered languages an opportunity to be heard and read within communities.
To mark this special day, people are sharing their tweet-poetry and all we can say is Irshaad. From Shakespeare to William Blake, netizens are quoting their favourite poets.
Let’s have a look at the tweets:
#WorldPoetryDay— John Adlam #resistancenotresilience #FBPE (@Diogenesquely) March 21, 2018
Defining the problem (Wendy Cope)
I can't forgive you. Even if I could,
You wouldn't pardon me for seeing through you.
And yet I cannot cure myself of love
For what I thought you were before I knew you.
What happens to a dream deferred?— selbsie_BB 💀 (@selbsie_bb) March 21, 2018
Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load
Or does it explode?
To all who are blessed with the art of words,— The H.O.W Forum (@corporatedivaa) March 21, 2018
Sharing with you a glimpse of one of my favourite poems... "Phenomenal Woman" by Maya Angelou...
The H.O.W. Forum sends best wishes on #WorldPoetryDay .Poetry indeed is a language in its most distilled form!#thehowforum#loveforwords pic.twitter.com/oM4Nvc64MU
Shah Rukh Khan (@DynamicSRK) March 21, 2018
Be passionate enough to live the day and nothing more, be compassionate enough to leave enough water and other natural resources for generations to come, also be definite in understanding that no one will jump from heaven to lead the way for us. WE HAVE TO DO IT..#WorldPoetryDay— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) March 21, 2018
#WorldPoetryDay✏— Rakshit Shah - ZERO (@rshah2611) March 21, 2018
"What can a pencil do 4 all of us? Amazing things. It can write transcendent poetry, uplifting music, or life-changing equations; it can sketch the future, give life to untold beauty, & communicate the full-force of our love and aspirations”
Love u so much ❤️ pic.twitter.com/FLqu4P2ooH
#WorldPoetryDay— Urvashi Rathod (@Rathod3321) March 21, 2018
God kabir is our father he is the saviour and destiny of our life.
True spiritual knowledge is the only medicine which cures the circle of birth and death and would make us reach our home satlok.
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That which words cannot express. That which lies unsaid in the words of the poet. That space between a poet's lines, which fires your imagination beyond words. That which creates a yearning beyond language. Thats true poetry #WorldPoetryDay— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) March 21, 2018